It’s one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, and seeking medical attention immediately can not only save your life, it can also save your quality of life. In this post, you’ll discover how to identify a stroke, including the four most common warning signs you should look for. We’ll also share an easy trick for remembering these warning signs, which could help you stay focused in an emergency situation.
If you’re wondering how to identify a stroke, here’s a simple acronym that can help: FAST. Here’s what it stands for:
No two people recover from stroke the same way. That’s because stroke affects each person differently depending on the areas of the brain impacted. During recovery, stroke victims may need to adjust the physical, social and emotional aspects of their lives. Along with these changes may come feelings of anger, anxiety or depression. All of this is normal, and rehabilitation after suffering a stroke is designed to address these challenges and more.
If someone you care about has suffered a stroke, our assisted living community offers long-term support that helps people maintain their independence and stay as active as possible. Contact us today to learn more about our community options or to schedule a tour where you can experience what makes Western Home Communities a wonderful place to call home.