1. a fresh start

There is no one way to ensure recovery from stroke, but other survivors and carers can have good advice. These pages include information on living with strokeRead more

1. recovery and rehab

Rehabilitation helps stroke survivors to regain independence and skills, and it supports recovery. From nurses to therapists, there are many people involvedRead more

2. House and home

If you have suffered a stroke, you may need to adapt your home to make it easier to move around safely or use special equipment to carry out day-to-day tasksRead more

2. In Hospital

The first stage of recovery from stroke typically begins in hospital. There are number of different tests that the medical team may decide to carry outRead more

3. Leaving Hospital

When an individual is discharged from hospital after stroke, the stroke team will decide what care is required. Ongoing rehabilitation at home may be necessaryRead more

3. Mobility and transport

The effects of stroke may mean you can't drive or find it difficult to access public transport. It is common for stroke survivors to have limited mobilityRead more

4. Employment

The type of work you can consider after stroke depend on how it has affected you and your personal situation. Voluntary work or retraining are optionsRead more

4. Preparing the family

Stroke has a huge physical, mental and emotional toll on all involved. Some carers and family members find that their loved one acts differently after strokeRead more

5. Coping Strategies

Therapists and health workers work with stroke survivors and carers to improve recovery and reduce the risk of another stroke. A lot of motivation is requiredRead more

5. Lifestyle changes

There are resources to help stroke survivors deal with physical disabilities. A careful diet, reduced alcohol intake and stopping smoking will help recoveryRead more