Stroke Awareness (1st to 31st May)

Monday, 09 May 2022

Stroke Awareness (1st to 31st May)

If you or someone you know has been affected by a stroke, you’ll know just how important research is in ensuring the best possible outcomes. Stroke research budgets have been affected by the pandemic and the Stroke Association wants to raise awareness of the importance of research.

If you think you’re seeing these symptoms in someone act FAST and call 999.

-Facial weakness

-Arm weakness

-Speech problems

-Time to call 999

Some signs of stroke are less well known. These include:

Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, including legs, hands or feet.

Difficulty finding words or speaking in clear sentences.

Sudden blurred vision or loss of sight in one or both eyes.

Sudden memory loss or confusion, and dizziness or a sudden fall.

A sudden, severe headache.

If you spot any of these signs, don’t wait, call 999 straight away.