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Effects of stroke: Everyday activities

  • Your stroke can affect you physically and emotionally.

    Changes after your stroke may be mild or severe. Changes may be brief or long-lasting. This depends on the area of your brain affected by the stroke and how extensive the damage is.

    Doing everyday activities

    You may now find that doing everyday activities may be difficult. These may include:

    • eating
    • bathing
    • getting dressed
    • using the toilet
    • doing housework
    • using the telephone
    • driving
    • handling money
    • writing
    • speaking
    • coordinating your body movements.
  • Source: Allina Patient Education, Understanding Stroke: Information about Stroke and Recovery, fourth edition, ISBN 1-931876-13-4
    Reviewed by: Allina Patient Education experts
    First published: 02/01/2006
    Last reviewed: 12/09/2011