Blog

The blog section features varied pieces and articles about stroke, what we are doing as an organisation and surfacing topics, information and events that may interest you.

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Feeling isolated? We've got some communication tips

Ashley

Coping with the effects of stroke can sometimes be an isolating and lonely experience. But it's important to remember you’re not alone.

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Understanding and managing emotionalism after your stroke

Ashley

Emotionalism is when a stroke affects your ability to control your mood and emotions. You may find that your mood changes very quickly, sometimes for no reason at all.

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Driving and getting around after stroke

Ashley

After their stroke, a lot of people want to know when their life can get "back to normal." And for many, this includes being able to drive.

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Here For You: connect with other stroke survivors and carers

Ashley

When the pandemic hit, we heard from many stroke survivors and carers who felt even more isolated and alone than before. We knew we had to do something to help. That's why we launched Here For You in April 2020.

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Creating your return-to-work plan

Ashley

It's important to know that many people do successfully return to work after stroke. If returning to work is important to you, it's a good idea to create a return-to-work plan.

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Accessing the forum on your mobile phone or tablet

Ashley

The new My Stroke Guide forum is built so that you can use it easily on your mobile. There is also an app that you can use to access it.

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Living with and managing fatigue

Ashley

Fatigue is an extreme tiredness that can come on at any time and doesn't get better with rest. The causes of fatigue after stroke aren’t yet fully understood. This blog has a few tips and advice for how you can manage your fatigue.

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The year in review from the My Stroke Guide Team

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We look back over the year at what challenges we faced launching the new My Stroke Guide. We also look forward to its future.

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Trying out a new hobby after your stroke

Ashley

Doing something you love, for fun, relaxation or learning, can help you feel good, assist your recovery and enjoy life. Find out more in this article about hobbies you can get involved in following a stroke.

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My Stroke Guide: recent changes and the reasons behind them

Ashley

We've been busy here at My Stroke Guide. There have been a lot of changes to the site and the forum. Click to read more about what they changes are and why we made them.

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