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Strokesaurus


Word Definition

Gait

The characteristics of how a person walks.
Gait means how you walk.

General practitioner

Family doctor, providing primary care. Commonly referred to as a GP.

A general practitioner is your family doctor.

They look after your basic health needs. 

They organise other doctors and health practitioners to look after you.

They are also called a GP.

Geriatrician

A doctor who specialises in working with older people.
A geriatrician is a doctor who looks after older people.

Glossary

Emergency medical services
Emergency medical services

Glossary

Goal setting

Goal setting is defining what you want to achieve and making a plan to get there. Your plan can outline the steps you will take and set milestones to keep track of your progress.
Goal setting means deciding what you want to do. 

It also means making a plan to get there. 

Your plan will include what steps you will take.

It helps you keep track of your progress.

GP

General practitioner
General practitioner

GPP

Good practice point
Good practice point

GSS

Gugging swallowing screen
Gugging swallowing screen

GTN

Glyceryl trinitrate

Guardian

A guardianship is a person who makes decisions for an adult with a disability when they are unable to do so. All adults over the age of 18 years, regardless of disability, are entitled to make their own decisions. This is the case unless, when they were competent, they appointed a person under an enduring power of guardianship and have now lost capacity to make relevant decisions. If no enduring power is in place, a guardianship order can be obtained by making an application for guardianship to the relevant legal authority who will hear the matter and, if necessary, appoints a guardian to make specific types of decisions.
A guardian is someone who makes decisions for you.

Sometimes a stroke can be very serious. 

You might not be able to make decisions anymore. 

Someone else might be legally appointed to make decisions for you.