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

    Incontinence

    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.

    Incontinence

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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

    Cerebral infarct

    An area of brain tissue that has not received its blood supply and as a result it has been damaged. An infarct can be tiny or affect a larger part of the brain.


    For similar information see Types of stroke

    Cerebral infarct is when an area of your brain is damaged. 

    The damage happens when a part of your brain does not get blood. 

    Some cerebral infarcts are very small. 

    Others affect larger parts of your brain. 

     

    See Types of stroke