Kattie Gallacher, a General Practtioner, talks about attending the UK Stroke Forum Conference and the difference that it made to her.
A guide for family, friends and carers of people who have had a stroke, from the Stroke Association. Packed with information about the emotional impact of stroke, rehabilitation and recovery, and the support available to carers.
Released today, the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme 2016 Annual National Report includes data from the Scottish Stroke Care Audit. It describes the quality of stroke care in each acute hospital in Scotland, grouped by Health Board, during 2015, and measures each hospital against Scottish Stroke Care Standards (2013).
This guide provides information about why someone might not survive a stroke, and the emotional impact on family and carers. Plus a list of useful resources to help you with practical issues such as how to register a death, finding professional counselling services, and support for bereaved children.
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.
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.