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National Stroke Week 7-13 August 2023 | Aged Care Australia | GIHC

This week is national stroke week, so we’re raising awareness and providing a useful strategy which can help identify if someone is having a stroke.

With a stroke, time lost is brain lost. The sooner a personal receives treatment, the less damage is likely to occur, so every second is crucial.

A useful way to identify the signs of a stroke is the F.A.S.T. acronym (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) If you or anyone you know displays these signs, regardless of their duration, it’s crucial to immediately dial triple zero (000).

πŸ’  Face

Examine their facial expression. Is there a noticeable droop in their mouth?

πŸ’  Arms

Can they raise both arms without difficulty?

πŸ’  Speech

Is their speech slurred? Are they able to comprehend you clearly?

πŸ’  Time

Time is of the essence. If you observe any of these indicators, call 000 immediately.

Facial weakness, arm weakness, and speech difficulties are the most prevalent manifestations of a stroke, but they’re not the sole ones. Additional stroke symptoms might arise on their own or in conjunction with others:

πŸ”Ή Weakness, numbness, or paralysis in the facial, arm, or leg muscles on one or both sides of the body

πŸ”Ή Trouble speaking or comprehending language

πŸ”Ή Vertigo, loss of equilibrium, or an inexplicable stumble

πŸ”Ή Vision loss, sudden blurriness, or diminished sight in one or both eyes

πŸ”Ή Intense, abrupt headaches or an unexplained shift in headache patterns

πŸ”Ή Challenges with swallowing

Get into contact for any in-home aged care inquiries and to arrange a free consultation.

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