We're here to help and support people and their families/whanau affected by stroke. It can be challenging when it happens to you or to someone close, but many New Zealanders who have had a stroke go on to live healthy, functional lives.
Information about stroke
A stroke is a brain attack – a sudden interruption of blood flow to part of the brain causing it to stop working and eventually damaging brain cells. The effects can be devastating and may last a lifetime. A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA).
If you have suffered a stroke or are supporting someone who has, it is important to understand what has happened, why it has happened and what you can do to ensure the best recovery. You’ll find the answer to these and many more questions at the links below.
- What is a stroke?
- Recognising stroke
- Living with stroke
- Life After Stroke videos
- Life After Stroke book
- Stroke facts
- Reduce your risk of stroke
- Preventing stroke (various language translations)
- Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIAs or so called 'mini strokes')
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Health Navigator Stroke Information
Disability Advisory Group needs more committee members we need some community members to advice on issues affecting stroke sufferers, the position requires committee members to interact with their local councils and Government and to provide polite but firm advise to councils, our online group wants to supplement traditional Council Disability Advisory Groups. We want to give our advise directly to councils and Government as well as to the council disability advisory groups.
We want to allow the public to take part, I have great concerns about the current council model of having closed disability advisory groups, this allows councils the chance to manipulate people into accepting minimal outcome which may endanger the disabled community while saving council a few dollars
Stroke sufferers advocate wanted, please contact me to join our online Disability Advisory Group.