After a stroke, you may be eager to get back in the driving seat. However, strokes and TIAs can affect your ability to drive and there are procedures in place that you should follow if you want to drive again.
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. This guide has information about how stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) can affect your ability to drive and what you need to do if you want to get back in the driving seat.
The Douglas Drive Speech Tharapy Group welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in and around the Stevanage area. The group provides peer and communication support and offers social and recreational activities including games, conversation, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers.
Having a seizure after a stroke can be frightening. Some stroke survivors are diagnosed with epilepsy, which is the tendency to have repeated seizures. This guide provides information about epilepsy after stroke, types of seizure and how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated.
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 for 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.
After a stroke, many people will not be able to drive and may find it challenging to access local activities, services and events. As a result, many people lose their independence and can become socially isolated.