Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

Long Term Prognosis

Functional ability often declines in those who:

  • are inactive
  • have cognitive problems
  • experience fatigue
  • suffer from depression

Decreased functional ability in turn may lead to:

Increased dependency and social isolation. This is why stroke is one of the main causes of long-term disability.

Page last reviewed: 03 Feb 2020