The diagnosis of a neurological condition is life changing. Everyone will have a different experience. For some it may be a bolt from the blue: a stroke for example or another emergency situation. For others it may be a long road of hospital visits, tests and deteriorating health before a diagnosis is made. Whatever the circumstances it has a massive impact on lives. Family and friends may struggle to adjust to the ‘new you’ and your lifestyle may have drastically changed to accommodate your new capabilities.