Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Stroke Awareness

My sister visits an elderly lady a couple of times a week to chat and help here with shopping and other errands.

Because there is a history of strokes in our family and because she hast been on a couple of awareness courses, this morning my sister was able to recognise that the lady in question had had a TIA (a 'mini-stroke') and get her help.

Knowing something as simple as the acronym FAST can save lives.

If you want to know more, there's information sheets on TIAs and strokes on the website of the Stroke Association.

And that's my public information announcement for the day.

I'm off for a fish...

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