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What to Do in Case of Stroke: When Timing is Everything

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- Assess stroke survivor’s medical needs, communicate with health care professionals and advocate medically for the stroke survivor.

The Association acknowledges the challenge of the detailed role that caretakers have and the stress that they too can endure. In fact, they maintain that loved ones are more important after a stroke than before.

Caregivers also need support and the National Stroke Association has links for caregiver support here.

You or your loved one can survive a stroke. Timing is everything.

Learn the signs above and act accordingly. If you have risk factors, advise your loved ones of what to look for in the event of a stroke. And above all else, err on the side of caution and get to a medical center or hospital straight away if you suspect a stroke is happening.

Sources:

EmpowHER.com. Stroke. Causes and Risks. Web. Retrieved July 29th, 2014.
https://www.empowher.com/condition/stroke/causes

National Stroke Association. Caregivers and Families. Web. Retrieved July 29th, 2014.
http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=care

Reviewed July 30, 2014
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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