Great resource for carers of stroke victims

Do you know a stroke victim?

Here’s a really great idea for anyone who is helping to care for a loved one who has suffered a stroke. Created by Julie Dyg from her experience of caring for her own mother, the Notedownforme notebook is a real aide to communication. Stroke victims often lose the ability to communicate effectively which can prove highly distressing and frustrating for them and their carers. Julie has developed a really helpful diary/notebook format that incorporates photos, key symbols and reminders that enable communication to begin again –even at the most basic level of pointing at an image – but this can be a vital relief to the stroke patient who is otherwise unable to make their needs or thoughts known. Based in Derby, Julie set up her business with support from the Enterprise Coaching programme and having had the experience of being a carer, I wish her every success with her product. Details at

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