A stroke is a sudden interruption of the blood supply to the brain. Every stroke is different and the effects depend on the area of the brain which is injured.
A stroke on the left side of the brain will affect the right side of the body and vice-versa. Each side specialises in different functions and one or more of those functions may be mildly or severely affected.
This is a simple guide, more information and help on speech and communication is available from the local hospital speech language therapist and the Stroke Foundation.
Advice on how to survive a stroke - from the
Hornby Stoke Group Participants – May 2012
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