Recognizing stroke symptoms
Education is the most important tool in minimizing the effects of a stroke. The more quickly you respond to it, the better the outcome of your senior—or anyone—who’s having a stroke. Remember the acronym BE FAST, and take action immediately if you notice any of the signs in a loved one.
Get familiar with the different types of stroke
Although we tend to think of stroke as one condition, there are three primary types of strokes:
- Ischemic Strokes are the most common, occurring when blood flow to the brain is blocked, often due to a blood clot.
- Hemorrhagic strokes involve an artery leaking in the brain; these are often caused by high blood pressure or aneurysms.
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is sometimes called a “ministroke”—it occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked for five minutes or less. Although it’s less severe, it’s still a medical emergency and may even be a precursor of a more serious stroke to come.
Touro stroke care is a nationally-recognized program
Touro provides 24/7 emergency care for stroke patients. Our dedication to ensuring appropriate stroke treatment for each individual patient has been recognized by the Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, an award we’re quite proud of.