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Stella & Deborah - Interview 55

Stella had a stroke in 2009 and her left side was paralysed. She spent several months in hospital and now lives in a nursing home. Since the stroke she has had several TIAs, which often leave her feeling tired, but she does not remember much about them.

  • Background

    Stella is a retired teacher, and she is widowed. Her daughter Deborah is a self-employed book-keeper. Ethnic background/nationality: White English.

  • Age at interview 82
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 29

    He had a stroke due to clot aged 83 which caused partial right paralysis and emotional lability. Medication' doxazosin, bendroflemethiazide, valsartan, adalat (blood pressure), simvastatin (cholesterol), aspirin, dipyridamole (antiplatelet).

  • Background

    Is a married father of 2 children. He is a retired rail worker/retired shop assistant. Ethnic background/nationality: White/Scottish.

  • Age at interview 85
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 32

    She had a stroke due to a clot at the age of 88. The stroke caused weakness and cold sensitivity in her left hand and problems with eating and drinking. Medication' Antibiotics.

  • Background

    Is a widow with 2 adult children and a retired shop manager. Ethnic background/nationality: White/Scottish.

  • Age at interview 89
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 40

    She had a stroke due to a clot from her heart at the age of 81. The stroke caused partial paralysis of her right hand side and problems with memory. Medication' Cardicor, coversyl (blood pressure), simvastatin (cholesterol), warfarin (anticoagulation).

  • Background

    Is a widow with 5 children and is a retired voluntary worker. Ethnic background/nationality: White/Scottish.

  • Age at interview 83
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 42

    He had a stroke during a heart bypass aged 74 which caused right weakness & speech, memory & emotional problems. Medication' perindropril, furosemide (blood pressure) simvastatin (cholesterol), aspirin, dipyridamole (antiplatelet), dosulepin (depression).

  • Background

    Is a married father with 1 adult child and is a retired lorry driver. Ethnic background/nationality: White/Scottish.

  • Age at interview 80
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 21

    She had a stroke due to a clot aged 82 which caused left weakness. Medication bendroflumethiazide, ramapril (blood pressure), aspirin (antiplatelet).

  • Background

    Is a widow and has no children. She does Voluntary work. Ethnic background/nationality: White/English.

  • Age at interview 83
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 27

    He had multiple TIAs from the age 81. Within a year he had bilateral carotid endarterectomies which were successful. Medication' lisinopril, bendrofluazide, atenolol (blood pressure), simvastatin (cholesterol), aspirin (antiplatelet).

  • Background

    Is a widower with 5 adult children. He is a retired maintenance engineer. Ethnic background/nationality: White/Welsh.

  • Age at interview 84
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 46

    He had a stroke due to a clot aged 75 which caused right sided weakness and numbness. Medication' atenolol, lisinopril, adalat (blood pressure), furosemide (water), simvastatin (cholesterol), aspirin (antiplatelet).

  • Background

    Is a married father of 2 children. He is a retired Professional Engineer. Ethnic background/nationality: White/Scottish.

  • Age at interview 82
  • Sex/Gender Male