After a stroke you need accurate and trustworthy information to help you understand what has happened and to support you in making informed choices for your future.
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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.
Following feedback from our readers, we've rewritten and redesigned our main stroke guides to better meet the needs of stroke survivors and carers.
This guide looks at why people of South Asian origins have an increased risk of stroke. It explains the conditions that can raise your risk, such as diabetes, and gives ideas for easy ways that everyone can lower their stroke risk. Plus sources of advice and information.
If you are of African or Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK due to health conditions such as high blood presure, diabetes and sickle cell disease. This guide explains more about your risk of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your risk.
This book tells you what care should be provided after stroke. It is written for people with stroke and their carers. It's a short, easy to read version of the detailed National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (5th edition), published by The Royal College of Physicians and commended for a BMA patient information award.
A stroke is not something you prepare for. So you’re going to have a lot of questions when it happens. That’s why we’re here. We’ve tackled some of the questions that you're likely to have, including details of how to find out more.
The Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke.