A transient ischaemic attack, often known as a mini-stroke, is when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted for a shorter period of time – anything from a few minutes to 24 hours – followed by complete recovery.

In around one in five people it can be a warning sign of a subsequent stroke.

The process of rehabilitation may include physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and psychological help Starting rehabilitation as early as possible can substantially improve recovery and reduce the effects of disability.