Complete Guide to Strokes among the elderly
Different types of Stroke
What is a Stroke? The signs and symptoms to look out for. Diagnosis, treatment, and recovery
100,000 people experience a stroke every year. The earlier the diagnosis the sooner treatment can begin. If you are concerned that an elderly parent or relative is having a Stroke, then dial 999 immediately for an ambulance.
There are 2 main types of stroke – Ischaemic and Haemorrhagic – and a third known as a mini-stroke or TIA – which is a Transient Ischaemic Attack. All are caused by a disruption to the blood flow to the brain: either because of a blood clot or a burst blood vessel. Early diagnosis of which type of stroke is essential so that the right treatment can begin as fast as possible.