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Be Stroke-Wise!

A stroke is a medical emergency caused by decreased blood flow to the brain. Blood flow is interrupted by a blood clot (blockage) or rupture of a blood vessel.  Without oxygen, brain cells die. Depending on the size and location of the stroke, the individual loses some function.

Do you know�

  • The number of Canadians affected by stroke every year?
  • How to reduce your risk for stroke?

Every 10 minutes, a Canadian will suffer a stroke, meaning strokes affect more than 50, 000 Canadians every year. The good news is that early recognition and treatment has improved the chance of surviving a stroke. 

To learn more about early recognition, take the "One Minute Test" by visiting the ElderWise Public Library and clicking on the "Health" tab:

You can reduce your risk for stroke by making these choices in your daily life

  • Treat high blood pressure
  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce salt and sodium in your diet
  • Have an active lifestyle

To find out your unique risks, take the assessment offered by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Those who survive a stroke may experience a range of physical and emotional problems. These include:

  • Physical impairments
  • Personality and behaviour changes
  • Communication problems
  • Cognitive changes

Knowing the risks, making wise lifestyle choices, and recognizing the early signs can dramatically reduce your chances of being a victim of stroke.

Vol. 4, No. 4
� ElderWise Publishing 2008.
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