stroke brainwaves iocn About Stroke

The most common form of a Stroke is the result of a sudden disruption of the flow of blood to parts of the brain.

When blood cannot reach parts of the brain, the oxygen supply to those areas is cut off and the brain cells die (infarct). Less frequently, blood vessels burst and blood spreads into nearby brain areas (haemorrhage). The result of these processes is a Stroke.

Functions normally controlled by these damaged brain areas are affected. In many cases, unconsciousness and/or partial paralysis may occur. This is often the immediate outward sign that a Stroke has occurred.

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What is Stroke?

The most common form of a Stroke is the result of a sudden disruption of the flow of blood to parts of the brain…

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Someone's had a Stroke - what now?

Depending on the severity of the Stroke there are many different things that can happen – from mild disability through to severe disability and in the worst-case scenario, even death

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Recovery and coping

Be patient – It may take some time to come to terms with changed circumstances…

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Living well after Stroke

In the early months, focus on rehabilitation and neurological improvement dominate recovery…

Stroke Information Sheets

The Stroke Recovery Association has developed a range of fact sheets for every phase of Stroke recovery.

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