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

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    Hand, arm and shoulder

    In this podcast, we talk about weakness, trouble coordinating movements, changes in muscle tone, subluxation, contracture, swelling, and reduced or increased sensations, and what you can do for recovery.

    Hand, arm and shoulder

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    Travel insurance is an important element of any trip abroad, particularly if you have had a stroke. It is important to make sure that you’re fully covered when you go on holiday to avoid the risk of high medical costs overseas. However, finding comprehensive travel insurance after you’ve had a stroke can be both frustrating and time consuming. AllClear is one provider tailoring policies to those with existing medical conditions.

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  • Word of the day


    Weak or thin spot on a blood vessel wall. The bursting of an aneurysm in a brain artery causes a haemorrhagic stroke.

    For similar information see Types of stroke

    An aneurysm is a weak spot in a blood vessel.

    Blood vessels carry blood around your body. 

    An aneurysm can burst. 

    If an aneurysm bursts in your brain, you can have a stroke. 

    This type of stroke is called a haemorrhagic stroke.

    See Types of stroke