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Being a caregiver for a stroke patient is challenging. A stroke is a serious medical emergency that could lead to devastating consequences the longer a person is deprived of oxygen to the brain.

How much do you know about strokes? Complete our quiz to find out.

Here’s a hint: All of the answers to this quiz can be found in our article, Caregiver Guide To Stroke Signs And Symptoms.

1. What is a medical stroke?

A stroke is triggered when blood flow to the brain is cut off or severely limited, causing brain cells to begin dying due to lack of oxygen and nutrients.
2. As a caregiver, why is recognizing the early warning signs of a stroke so important?
3. Doing this can help guide doctors towards the appropriate stroke treatment plan?
4. Which one is NOT a stroke symptom?
5. Which one IS a stroke symptom?

An abrupt headache that is severe enough to cause dizziness, vomiting or altered consciousness is a stroke symptom. If you or someone you know is experiencing this type of headache, seek emergency medical help immediately.

6. What does the acronym F.A.S.T. stand for?

Think of the F.A.S.T. acronym if you suspect that someone is having a stroke. Face: is one side of their face drooping? Arm: can the person raise both arms without one drifting downwards? Speech: are they slurring their words or sounding strange when they talk? Time: don’t wait to see if their symptoms worsen – call 911 right away!

7. Which one IS a stroke risk factor?
8. Stroke complications are always permanent

Complications due to stroke may be temporary or permanent, depending on how long their brains were deprived of oxygen and which part of the brain was affected. Recovering from a stroke may mean occupational therapy or physiotherapy for the person in your care. Speak to a doctor or health care professional to learn more about the stroke recovery process and how you can help.

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Whether you are caregiver for someone who has had a stroke or may be at risk for one, it’s important to help spread awareness about the early warning signs and risk factors of stroke. Please share this stroke quiz with your family and friends.

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