What is a Stroke?

Complete Guide to Strokes among the elderly

Why strokes happen and risk factors

Know the signs of a stroke and act fast

2 main stroke types and a third, mini-stroke

Different types of Stroke

The most common, caused by clots stopping blood to the brain

Caused by a burst blood vessel and bleed on the brain

Also known as a mini-stroke. Similar symptoms to other types of stroke

Physio, occupational therapy, and other help to make a full recovery

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.