A stroke can cause physical changes including weakness, stiffness, and numbness. Fortunately, there are treatment options for reducing the physical impact of a stroke on the body.
After a stroke, it can be challenging to recognize, remember, and process information. Cognitive changes can range from short-term memory loss to dementia.
Not every stroke effect is physically apparent. Survivors may also experience hidden effects like anxiety, sadness, anger, and frustration. Some could be caused by the stroke, while others by thoughts and feelings about the event itself.