How stroke affects you

Brain damageHow stroke affects you depends on:

• Which part of the brain has been damaged
• How severe the stroke was
Age and general health before the stroke
Here are some of the most common effects:

Weakness or paralysis down one side of the body

Difficulty with communication

Difficulty with communication – you may not be able to speak or understand


Difficulty with swallowing – you may not be allowed to eat or drink right away


Concentration and memory problems

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