The early days after having a stroke are often very tiring and people who have had stroke and are in hospital may find it difficult to sleep well. Taking in your Mum or Dad’s pillow from home may help them to get comfortable.
After having a stroke, people may have difficulty swallowing. A speech and language therapist will assess the ability to swallow and advise on management. Physiotherapists in hospital will assess movement and sensation and balance and advise on the best ways to move around. Getting back on your feet is very important as early as possible after stroke.