Life After Stroke online book
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 in ePub format.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page for useful videos about how to tackle everyday tasks after a stroke, as well as some inspiring stories.
Section 1 - The First Week: first questions
How a stroke happens
What puts people at risk of stroke?
The hospital team
Assessment and tests
The hospital stay
Section 2 - The Effects of Stroke
Mood, behaviour and personality changes
Complications after a stroke
Section 3 - The Rehabilitation Experience
What rehabilitation means
Feelings about the stroke
Stroke and the family/whanau
From hospital to home
Organising the day
Returning to work
Life after stroke for caregivers
Stroke in younger people
Section 4 - Facts and Further Reference
Driving after a stroke
Helping to prevent stroke
Eating for health
Further Information about Stroke