All strokes are different. For some people the effects may be relatively minor and may not last long, while others may be left with more serious long-term problems. They might experience pain and sensory problems after stroke, problems with speaking, reading, writing and understanding and extreme fatigue.

Caring for someone who has had a stroke

Information on strokes and recovery from a stroke can be found on the NHS website. The Stroke Association has a carers guide with information and resources to access

Within Dorset, there are a number of stroke groups that may be able to offer you support as a carer and for the person you care for. To find your local group visit the Stroke Association website.  You can then send in a referral to find out more and sign up to these local groups.