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Published on January 21, 2008

Author: BevClement

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Do you know what to do if someone has a stroke?

Stroke Act FAST © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.

FAST Facial weakness: Can the person smile? Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms? Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly? Test all three. © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.

Facial weakness: Can the person smile?

Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms?

Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly?

Test all three.

Telephone For Help From the US dial 911 From the UK dial 900 or 112 From Europe dial 112 © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.

From the US dial 911

From the UK dial 900 or 112

From Europe dial 112

Stroke They will revert to their first language. They may not even remember that they had a second or maybe more languages. They will have slurred or indistinct speech and may get irritated quickly if you do not understand. They think that they are speaking clearly but the mouth may not respond. Walking and normal bodily functions will be difficult and they will need help even to go to the toilet. © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.

They will revert to their first language. They may not even remember that they had a second or maybe more languages.

They will have slurred or indistinct speech and may get irritated quickly if you do not understand. They think that they are speaking clearly but the mouth may not respond.

Walking and normal bodily functions will be difficult and they will need help even to go to the toilet.

Stroke Cont. They can recover to a level after a stroke but there will always be an element of weakness that cannot be overcome with therapy or mechanical aids. They may no longer understand the term stroke. One old lady was confused for a very long time until someone told her she had suffered a “seizure” a very old term for a stroke. © 2007 www.silkroadconsultants.co.uk All rights reserved.

They can recover to a level after a stroke but there will always be an element of weakness that cannot be overcome with therapy or mechanical aids.

They may no longer understand the term stroke. One old lady was confused for a very long time until someone told her she had suffered a “seizure” a very old term for a stroke.

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