Life After Stroke

Life After Stroke

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

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

First questions

How a stroke happens

What puts people at risk of stroke?

The hospital team

Assessment and tests

Treatment

The hospital stay

Section 2 - The Effects of Stroke

Perception

Communication

Mood, behaviour and personality changes

Vision

Physical control

Complications after a stroke

Section 3 - The Rehabilitation Experience

What rehabilitation means

Therapy

Feelings about the stroke

Stroke and the family/whanau

From hospital to home

Stress

Tiredness

Restlessness

Depression

Frustration

Problem solving

Relationships

Goals

Independence

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

Stroke clubs

Helping to prevent stroke

Eating for health

Assistance

Further Information about Stroke

Glossary

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