Stroke. It occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is blocked, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. And it’s the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month — the perfect time for brushing up on your knowledge about stroke symptoms, how to respond if you’re witnessing a stroke, and how to support a loved one who is returning home after a stroke.
Your loved one has just survived a stroke, and they’re just arriving home from the hospital. Their prognosis is good, and you are both are feeling encouraged!