Helping you with your own stroke recovery

  • Stroke information

    Find factsheets, resources and tools to help you understand how stroke affects people, and how to get help or to help yourself

  • Latest podcast


    To mark World Continence Week 2019 and its theme of “Laugh without leaking”, we’re joining forces with the Continence Foundation of Australia to break down the stigma and talk about bladder and bowel problems after stroke.


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  • Partner product

    MedAdvisor App

    The Stroke Foundation has partnered with MedAdvisor, a FREE app, to help you organise and order your medications, from your smart phone, tablet or computer by connecting you to your local pharmacy. With MedAdvisor, you can pre-order your medications; receive reminders about when to take your medications or when to fill a script; and manage the medications of loved ones. 

    Join or find out more about MedAdvisor.

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  • Word of the day


    Also spelt edema. The swelling of a cell that results from the influx of large amounts of water or fluid into the cell. If a limb doesn’t move very well, fluid may build up, causing oedema.

    For similar information see Leg functioning or Arm and hand function

    Oedema is when a part of your body swells up. 

    If you have trouble moving your leg or arm, fluid can build up.

    This fluid causes swelling. 

    It is also spelt edema.

    See Leg functioning or Arm and hand function