Tool launched to support stroke survivors to make best possible recovery

A web tool to support stroke survivors to make their best possible recovery is launched by charity the Stroke Association today.

Stroke group: guide launched
Stroke group: guide launched

My Stroke Guide enables patients to manage their rehabilitation by providing interactive information and tracking progress towards personal goals. It is being made available to those stroke survivors who receive the charity's Life After Stroke services so that they can be supported by its staff.

There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and over 1.2 million people in the UK are living with the effects of stroke.

The guide's resources include videos of stroke survivors offering tips and advice from their own experiences, information guides and games, interactive message boards and expert recommendations from stroke therapists.

Topics on the site cover physical, emotional and practical issues including mobility and communication, managing pain and medication, as well as common problems with emotional wellbeing, cognition and memory.

Health commissioners can buy a licence that allows an unlimnited number of stroke survivors in their region to access the site.

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