After a stroke or a TIA (transient ischaemic strokes) you must stop driving immediately, but for many people this is temporary. Find out how to get back to driving following a stroke.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about driving, leisure and holidays after a stroke.
For many people, getting back behind the wheel is a big priority after a stroke if you need to drive for work, family life or leisure. This guide has information about how stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) can affect your ability to drive. Plus details of how to inform the DVLA or DVA about your stroke.
Douglas Drive Speech Therapy group is a very friendly and welcoming social group for people affected by stroke. The group enjoy activities such as games, quizzes, freshly cooked dinner and dessert and communication support.
A stroke can lead to seizures. This can happen soon after the stroke, or up to two years or more later. Having a seizure doesn't mean you will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Find out how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated, and first aid for a seizure. Plus driving after a seizure.
About two-thirds of people experience some changes to their vision after stroke. This guide explains the different types of problems you might have and how they can be treated.
There are plenty of holiday options to choose from if you or someone you care for has had a stroke. From respite breaks to accessible holiday packages, there are options that cater to many of the difficulties a stroke survivor might face. This guide offers some helpful tips on organising a holiday and some sources of help and advice you may find useful.
In this edition, we look at the impact of stroke on families and hear from a carer, Adam, on how his family has remained strong after his wife had a stroke following child birth. We also have advice on everything from driving after stroke to reducing blood pressure and the benefits of befriending.
Information on where to get financial and emotional support, as well as advice on driving and getting back to work.
Being told that you’ve got vascular dementia can be devastating, but people with dementia can lead active, purposeful lives. Find information and advice to help you adjust to living with vascular dementia.