Every stroke is different. Each person affected by it will have different problems and different needs. The lasting effects depend on where in the brain the stroke happens and the nature of the stroke.
Common effects that you may experience following a stroke include:
- Weakness or lack of movement in leg and/or arm
- Problems with balance and co–ordination
- Trouble swallowing
- Problems with vision
- Problems thinking or remembering
- Trouble speaking, understanding, reading or writing
- Shoulder pain or arm pain or stiffness
- Feeling worried or sad
- Problems controlling your feelings
In the first few days after a stroke, care concentrates on assessment of your condition and preventing complications.
Once stroke has been diagnosed, trained staff will assess the effects and work out a plan of care for you.
For more information download our I have had a Stroke Leaflet