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The after effects of a stroke present in many different ways, varying from problems with speech, memory and understanding, to character change, through to paralysis of parts of the body. It is important that you are regularly reviewed to keep you as active and on the ball as possible.
Stroke Care operate a range of social and community care services which focus on prevention and rehabilitation support to help address these hurdles and barriers for people affected by strokes, mobility and other related long-term health conditions. The Stroke Care cafe is run in partnership with the Southwark Council. The Befriending Project matches trained and supported, local volunteers with vulnerable, elderly and socially isolated participants to create a strong befriending support network.
Speakability Self-Help Groups are run by and for people with Aphasia - language-loss following stroke, head injury or other neurological condition. At our meetings we support each other, share experiences, make new friends, rebuild self-confidence and develop new skills. This group meets on the last Wednesday of the month.
Disability Advice Service Lambeth's London Stroke Choir is open to stroke survivors and those with other cognitive impairments of all ages from Lambeth, Southwark and other areas of London. It brings people of all ages who have experienced a stroke together to enjoy singing through weekly rehearsals; held at Morley College, on Monday afternoons in term time.
In this section you can find out about the experience of stroke by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 73 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as diagnosis, physical changes after the stroke and impact on work and family. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
We are Stroke Association. We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we support stroke survivors to make the best recovery they can. It’s why we campaign for better stroke prevention and care. And it’s why we fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke.
A stroke causes damage to the brain. A common cause of stroke is a blood clot that forms in a brain artery. Immediate treatment may include a clot-busting medicine to dissolve the blood clot. Other treatments include medication to reduce risk factors for further strokes. Rehabilitation is a major part of treatment.