Stroke Awareness

Information About Stroke's:

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.


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.

D_A_G - Stroke Awareness
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