For a child, a friend or family member - having a stroke can be overwhelming and confusing. This guide aims to explain in simple terms what a stroke is, why it happens, and how people recover from a stroke.
The story of Martin, who had a stroke on Christmas day in 2009.
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
This book tells you what care should be provided after stroke. It is written for people affected by stroke and their carers. It's a short version of the detailed National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (5th edition).
A stroke can happen at any age.
There are over 400 childhood strokes a year in the UK, affecting babies, children and young people.
Anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others.
You might be prescribed blood-thinning medication to reduce your risk of a TIA or stroke. This guide explains the two types of blood-thinning medication available, antiplatelets and anticoagulants, and how they are used after a stroke or for someone with atrial fibrillation.
A haemorrhagic stroke is a stroke that is caused by bleeding in or around the brain. Although they are less common than strokes that are caused by a blockage, they can be much more serious.
If you are of African Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK. But there are things you can do to stay healthy and avoid a stroke.
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.