May is Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke, also known as brain attack, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability. A stroke is a medical emergency that can happen to anyone. Immediate treatment is critical to survival, so learn the symptoms and maybe save a life.
I know a lot about stroke. I went through one myself, and my husband has had a mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack, TIA). I recognized the symptoms and called EMS immediately, and Jack recovered quickly. You can read more about my experiences and what I’ve learned about stroke in the following posts:
- May Is Stroke Awareness Month
- National Stroke Awareness Month: My Stroke – the Beginning
- National Stroke Awareness Month: My Stroke – The Next Three Days
- National Stroke Awareness Month: My Stroke – the Aftermath
- National Stroke Awareness Month: Stroke Risk Factors and Symptoms
I even wrote a novel, Stroke of Luck, with a fictional storyline based on my experiences.
Yet, I’ve learned a lot more in the video below, Brain Attack: A Stroke Survival Guide, with Al Roker. There are several blank sections where there were ads when it was on TV—but it’s worth waiting through the gaps to see the entire show.