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STROKE touches people of all ages and from all walks of life. It strikes the brain and its impact can be devastating and life changing, not only for the individual but for those who love them most.
While time-critical treatments have improved stroke outcomes significantly in recent years, there is no doubt recovering from stroke can be a long and challenging process.
For some people this means learning how to talk and walk again, while others experience hidden disabilities and mental struggles.
Fatigue, anxiety, sensory issues and depression can challenge stroke survivors.
The adjustment to life after stroke can also be tough for families and carers.
You do not have to go through this alone.
Call StrokeLine on 1800 787 653 if you need to talk about how stroke is impacting your life. For crisis support, Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week 13 11 14.
— SHARON MCGOWAN Chief executive officer Stroke Foundation