Mary Lumley is a 60-year-old teacher who is about to retire. She and her husband (who is fit and well) are looking forward to their retirement together. She has two grown up children and 3 grandchildren who she is actively involved with.
Mary is socially active and has varied hobbies and interests including walking, gardening, dancing, playing bridge and reading. She is a well organised woman who takes care of all household tasks. Mary does not smoke but enjoys a glass of wine in the evening with her meal. She had no psychological difficulties before her stroke.
Map: Emotional impact of stroke: Case 2: Mary (1071)