Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

Things to avoid

Avoid …

  • warning triangleInterrupting the person or finishing their sentences as they may lose track of what they are trying to tell you. Some people with communication difficulties also find this very frustrating.
  • Pretending you have understood when you haven’t as this will lead to a breakdown in communication
  • Discussing the person with others in the room and not involving the person in the conversation
  • Reacting to swear words as these can be automatically produced as a result of the stroke and the person may have no control over these

Page last reviewed: 27 Jan 2020