Life after stroke
A stroke is a serious medical condition that can leave permanent disabilities. For example, basic daily activities, such as getting out of bed or walking short distances, may become extremely difficult. Because a stroke happens so suddenly, the person affected, and their family rarely have time to prepare for its consequences. Understanding these consequences, and getting familiar with coping strategies, is the first step for patients and carers in dealing with the issues they may face.
The brain controls everything we do and therefore a stroke has the potential to affect every daily activity. The effects of stroke can be broken down into two basic categories: