My regular followers will know I like to support the amazing Stroke Association with awareness. For anybody in recovery of a stroke or supporting a loved one during this difficult time please ensure you visit their website www.stroke.org.uk where you will find help,advice and resources which will enhance recovery and locate a support group in your area.
Another charity which I have mentioned within articles over the years is Interact Reading check out their website: http://www.interactstrokesupport.org. a charity offering support including actors visiting hospital units reading to stroke patients.
I often compare having a stroke to a mini bereavement… remember the survivor may be mourning the loss of use of their limbs, their speech and their previously active life.
In recovering themselves they are also trying to be strong for those around them as well as coping and coming to terms with the shock and full impact of what has happened. They will be feeling vulnerable and scared so be patient and please, please get support.