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Gillian - Interview 32

Gillian received a phone call one day but found she was unable to get to the phone to answer it because her legs were not working as they should. She was seen by a locum GP who didn't think it was a TIA/minor stroke, however later another doctor confirmed that it was likely to have been a mini stroke. She has had a further similar episode since then, which was also confirmed to be a mini stroke.

  • Background

    Gillian is widowed and has a live in carer to help her with day to day activities. Ethnic background; White British.

  • Age at interview 92
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Vernon - Interview 10

    Vernon first had a TIA 4 years ago. His wife called an ambulance when he collapsed. He had a second TIA a year ago and saw his GP, who sent him to hospital for further tests. Since then he has been fine.

  • Background

    Vernon is married with 3 adult children. He is a retired estate secretary and livestock manager. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 94
  • Sex/Gender Male