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

    Emotional and personality changes

    In this episode, we talk about how having a stroke can affect your emotions and personality, and sometimes these changes stick around.

    Emotional and personality changes

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    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. 

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  • Word of the day

    Blood Clot

    A blood clot is a jelly-like mass of blood tissue formed by coagulating factors in the blood. Clots that get into the bloodstream can block the flow of blood to the brain and cause a stroke.

    For similar information see Types of stroke

    A blood clot is a bit like a lump of jelly in your blood. 

    It forms when the blood sticks together. 

    Blood clots can block the flow of blood to your brain. 

    This can cause a stroke. 

    See Types of stroke