My uncle suffered a stroke recently. It ain’t pleasant, I can tell you that.
When someone is experiencing a stroke, time becomes their worst enemy. With every passing second, brain cells die and more of their bodily functions start to degrade. The faster one can identify a stroke and react, lesser the damage to the patient.
To identify if someone’s having a stroke, do the following;
FACE - Ask them to smile. Is their face sagging? Are the facial muscles working?
ARM - Ask them to lift their arms. They might not be able to lift an arm.
SPEECH - Have a simple conversation with them. Get them to repeat simple sentences. They might have trouble doing that.
TIME - Don’t waste time!! Call 911 or in our case 999.