World Stroke Day is an annual reminder to think about those affected by stroke. It remains the 3rd most common cause of death in the UK, but is often overlooked as it is perceived to be a disease that affects only the elderly. This is not so, stroke can affect anyone of any age, including children.
Many of us will have friends or relatives who have had strokes but how many of us would be able to recognise the symptoms or know what to do about it?
If you would like more information, please see our “What is a stroke?” faq page.
World Stroke Day is always on 29th October