Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)


Case Study: Granny Edna

Granny Edna on the dance floor with her walking stick

Edna is enjoying a wee dance as well. What advice would you give Edna to reduce her risk of further stroke?

Edna's story:

 

1) As Edna has had a previous stroke, she should realise it’s especially important that she takes her medication to keep her high blood pressure under control.
2) She has also lost weight to normal levels since her stroke and is now an average weight.
3) She should continue to eat a balanced diet to help control her diabetes and high blood pressure.
4) She should continue attending her sheltered housing exercise group every week.

Page last reviewed: 15 Jan 2020