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Essential Aids working with the Stroke Association

Essential Aids working with the Stroke Association, an amazing charity dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by stroke.

For more information about stroke, visit stroke.org.uk »

Essential Aids working with the Stroke Association

The Stroke Association and Essential Aids - joining forces
to provide equipment for the UK's 1.2 million stroke survivors

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Essential Aids is proud to be working with the Stroke Association. With stroke the largest cause of complex disability in the UK, we aim to support this wonderful charity by providing a comprehensive resource for equipment, but also deliver a reliable pool of information about stroke and its impact. 

  • What is a stroke?

    A stroke is a medical emergency that requires urgent treatment. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. Without blood the brain cells can be damaged or die.

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  • Who is at risk of stroke?

    A stroke can happen to anyone at any time, even children, but there are some things, like your ethnicity, lifestyle and other health conditions, that make you more at risk than others. 

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  • Signs and symptoms

    If you, or someone else, show any signs of having a stroke you need to seek immediate medical attention. The FAST test can help you spot the signs of stroke.

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  • Treatment of stroke

    A stroke is a medical emergency and if you have one you need to call 999 immediately. The quicker your stroke is diagnosed and treated, the better your recovery will be.

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  • Rehabilitation and recovery

    Rehabilitation is about overcoming and adapting to the effects of your stroke, so that you can become as independent as possible. Aids and equipment can help you do this.

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  • Stroke Resources

    This page shows various links to useful stroke related information, plus our collection of real-life 'stroke stories'. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to contribute.

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Further Information

Aids for Stroke Patients | Equipment for Stroke Survivors | Aids for Stroke Victims | Rehabilitation Aids After a Stroke