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

    Driving

    In this podcast, we talk about the process for returning to driving after a stroke, the issues that can affect someone’s ability to drive and what you can do about them.

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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. 

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  • Word of the day

    Emotional Lability

    Also known as the pseudobulbar affect. Uncontrollable outbursts of emotion (such as laughing to crying) without cause. After a stroke, it may only last a few weeks or continue for a long period.

     

    For similar information see Emotions

    Emotional lability is when you suddenly laugh or cry for no reason. 

    This can happen after you have a stroke. 

    Emotional lability can last for a few weeks, or for a longer time. 

    This is also called pseudobulbar affect

     

    See Emotions