Life after stroke
Our Life After Stroke book and video resources help with the journey after stroke.
‘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
What puts people at risk of stroke?
Section 2 - The Effects of Stroke
Mood, behaviour and personality changes
Section 3 - The Rehabilitation Experience
Life after stroke for caregivers
Section 4 - Facts and Further Reference
Further Information about Stroke
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.
Sarah and Jack – teenage stroke survivors