Here in Australia it is national stoke week 8th to 14th September 2014.
Stroke is a leading cause of disability and is Australia’s second biggest killer after coronary heart disease and will happen to 1 in 6 people. Stroke week has been designed to increase the awareness of stroke, increase the understanding of what a stroke is, what are the risk factors of a stroke and what can be done to help prevent a stroke.
What are the initial signs of a stroke:
F = Face Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
A = Arm Can they lift both arms?
S = Speech Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
T = Time Is critical. If you see any of these signs call 000(emergency) straight away.