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Stroke victims feel 'abandoned'

A charity has warned that too many stroke survivors feel "abandoned" when they leave hospital. Too many are left without the support they need to help them cope with the emotional impact of a stroke, the Stroke Association said.

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Strokes can leave people 'shocked, shaken and anxious'

Jon Barrick, the chief executive of the Stroke Association said that having a stroke can leave survivors and families "shocked, shaken and anxious" as their lives are often changed in an instant.

There are over one million stroke survivors living in the UK and with an ageing population this figure is only set to increase.

Better recognition by health and social care professionals of the impact of stroke will help people to be properly assessed and get the right support.

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