Life After Stroke

Life after stroke


Our Life After Stroke events, book and video resources help with the journey after stroke.


Life After Stroke seminars, webinars and groups can be found here.


‘Life After Stroke’ is a comprehensive and acclaimed book produced by the Stroke Foundation to guide stroke survivors and their families, carers and friends through their journey after stroke.

Each section of ‘Life After Stroke’ can be opened as files and read on your computer or tablet device, provided it can open PDF format documents. You can also download the whole book as a PDF here

Scroll down for useful videos about how to tackle everyday tasks after a stroke, as well as some inspiring stories. These videos accompany the handbook ‘Life After Stroke’ and contain the complete contents of ‘Life After Stroke’ and ‘Life After Stroke: four inspirational stories of Maori and Pacific People’.




Section 1 - The First Week: first questions

Section 1

Section 2 - The Effects of Stroke

Section 2

Section 3 - The Rehabilitation Experience

Section 3

Section 4 - Facts and Further Reference

Section 4


Life After Stroke - Part 1: Understanding a Stroke


 Life After Stroke - Part 2: Rehabilitation Following Stroke


Life After Stroke - Part 3: Returning to the Community


Life After Stroke - Part 4: Life After Stroke for Caregivers


Life After Stroke - Maori Stories - Richie's Story


Life After Stroke - Maori Stories - Rose's Story


Life After Stroke - Pacific Stories - David's Story


Life After Stroke - Pacific Stories - Norry's Story




Video resources from around the world

The links below will take you to a range of videos about stroke recovery and rehabilitation from around the world.

Stroke victory 1

Stroke victory 2

Stroke victory 3

Teenage stroke: Sarah Scott 1

Teenage stroke: Sarah Scott 2

Teenage stroke: Sarah Scott 3

Sarah and Jack – teenage stroke survivors






Please help us today

Stroke devastates lives. 
Help us rebuild the lives of New Zealanders who experience the impact of stroke. Together, we can give them hope.