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Resources to help you navigate life after a stroke
Life following a stroke isn’t always easy, and it can be a challenging and isolating experience for many people. But with the right support and guidance, we can help you come to terms with your stroke and live life to the full once again.
Your Stroke Toolkit is a collection of resources to help you understand your condition, improve your health and manage your symptoms.
Download the full Toolkit, or choose the individual resources you’re interested in by clicking the links below.
Download Stroke Toolkit
Stroke: A Guide to Recovery at Home (PDF)
Stroke: A Guide to Recovery in Hospital (PDF)
Stroke: A Carer’s Guide (PDF)
TIA: Transient Ischaemic Attack (PDF)
Understanding Haemorrhagic Stroke (PDF)
Your Stroke Journey – Recovering in Hospital (Aphasia-Friendly PDF)
Your Stroke Journey – Recovering at Home (Aphasia-Friendly PDF)
Coming To Terms with A Stroke (PDF)
Relationships and Sex After Stroke (PDF)
Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke (PDF)
Helping with communication after stroke (PDF)
Bladder and Bowel Management After A Stroke (PDF)
Positioning For People Affected By Stroke (PDF)
Swallowing Problems After Stroke (PDF)
Understanding Central Post Stroke Pain (CPSP) (PDF)
How To Make The Most Of A Visit To Your Doctor (PDF)
Driving with a Medical Condition (PDF)
Air Travel (PDF)
Holiday Information (PDF)
Financial Support (PDF)
Healthy Eating (PDF)
Healthy Weight (PDF)
Mental Wellbeing (PDF)
Physical Activity (PDF)
Stopping Smoking (PDF)
Tiredness and Fatigue (PDF)
If you would like to order a printed copy of any of these resources, you can order these free of charge in Scotland. Please use our online order form to complete your order.
In addition to our helpful resources, there are lots of other ways we can support you to live life to the full after a stroke.
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