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Whether you are a stroke survivor, caregiver, or healthcare professional we strive to bring you the most up to date, unique and comprehensive resources for stroke. From online education to resources such as StrokeSmart magazine and support groups—we are here to help.

Survivors


Are you a stroke survivor?

More than 6.5 million people in the U. S. have survived a stroke. In a split second your life changed and you are now a stroke survivor. We want to help you learn about stroke and understand what care and support options are available for you as you travel the road to recovery.

Explore resources and information about treatment, rehabilitation, and living with your best life after having a stroke.

Just Experienced Stroke

Experiencing a stroke can be scary and confusing. Learn more about prevention, treatments, rehabilitation, and recovery techniques for post-stroke challenges.

Stroke Recovery

Learning to live a normal life after stroke is possible. Learn to take an active approach, adapting new limitations, and finding support for a life after stroke.

Information provided by www.stroke.org.

Am I Having a Stroke?


Act FAST

Learn the many warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs:

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FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

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ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

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SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?

Stroke Warning Signs


Stroke symptoms can also include:

SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding

SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes

SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause

Call 9-1-1


Call 9-1-1 at the first sign of a stroke. Note the time when symptoms of the stroke began. The operator will ask you specific questions and walk you through the next steps.

In Case of Emergency

Call 9-1-1

Stroke is an emergency. CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

Information provided by www.stroke.org.

Caregivers and Family


Caregivers play an important role throughout the post-stroke recovery process starting from day one. Caregivers can be a family member, friend, neighbor and/or a healthcare professional. We have developed numerous resources to help you on this new journey.

Caring for stroke survivors can cause high levels of emotional, mental, and physical stress for both the stroke survivor and caregiver. In addition to distress, disruption of employment and family life makes caregiving very challenging. Family caregivers can promote positive post-stroke recovery outcomes; however, they need to care for themselves as well.

Caregivers and family members of stroke survivors: You are not alone. National Stroke Association is dedicated to providing educational programs and resources to help you navigate the challenging post-stroke recovery journey.

- Careliving Guide

- Careliving Community

- Stroke Support Groups

- Online Education

- Other Resources

Information provided by www.stroke.org.

Healthcare Professionals


We are committed to providing educational tools and resources for you, your patients and your community. Here you’ll find the most updated resources you will need to further your own understanding of stroke, along with ways to take action in healthcare. You will also find various tools to assist you in educating your patients and your community on stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. We invite you to join thousands of other stroke healthcare professionals as part of one of our professional membership programs.

Join Us

National Stroke Association is dedicated to providing healthcare professionals with education, tools and resources to help you take your professional practice to the next level and deliver the high-quality stroke care your community deserves! Don’t miss out on these great benefits, join today. Read More

- Improve Your Skills

- Educate Your Patients

- Spread Awareness

Information provided by www.stroke.org.