Word Definition

Family meeting

A formal meeting between the patient, their family and members of the stroke team. A family meeting is an opportunity to discuss the person’s condition, treatment and care. This is a chance to get needed information and to talk through any concerns, with everyone present.

For similar information see Questions to ask or Becoming a carer

A family meeting is when you and your family meet with the people looking after you. 

During the meeting, everyone can find out about what’s happening. 

This includes asking questions. 

You can find about your condition.

You can talk about what the care team is doing to look after you. 

You can find out what care you need in the future. 

See Questions to ask or Becoming a carer

Fibromuscular dysplasia

Also known as FMD. A condition where some of the arteries that carry blood throughout the body do not develop as they should. Fibrous tissue grows in the wall of the arteries, causing them to narrow.

FMD may result in an interruption to blood flow or bleeding in the brain, causing a stroke.

Fibromuscular dysplasia is a type of disease. 

It is when your arteries do not develop properly. 

It makes your arteries narrower. 

This can stop blood from getting to your brain. 

It can cause a stroke. 

It is also called FMD

Frontal Lobe

The part of the brain that controls emotions, problem solving, memory, language, judgment, and social and sexual behaviour. It is also responsible for our ability to consciously move our muscles, as well as two key areas related to speech.


For similar information see Brain and Cognitive

The frontal lobe is a very important part of your brain.

It controls: 

  • Your emotions. 
  • How you sort out problems.
  • Your memory .
  • How you talk and understand.
  • How you making decisions.
  • How you act around other people.
  • How you act sexually.
  • How you move your muscles. 


See Brain and Cognitive