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National Stroke Week 2022
August 8 @ 8:00 am - August 14 @ 5:00 pm
When somebody has a stroke, every second that goes by is crucial. As brain tissue and millions of neurons begin to fade away, time could not be more precious.
National Stroke Week is an annual event organised by the Stroke Foundation (Australia) to increase awareness of stroke across Australia.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF SOMEONE HAVING A STROKE?
Think .. F.A.S.T.
The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T. test as an easy way to remember the most common signs of stroke. Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions:
- Face Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
- Arms Can they lift both arms?
- Speech Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
- Time Is critical. If you see any of these signs call 000 straight away.
During National Stroke Week 2022, we are celebrating the precious moments that you or your loved one’s can continue to enjoy during and after your recovery.
Help others to keep enjoying precious moments too by sharing the F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) signs of stroke message with your family and friends.
If you or someone you know experiences the signs of stroke, no matter how long they last, call triple zero (000) immediately.
Check out the Stroke Week 2022 resources to get involved, including our fun customisable poster. Visit the Stroke Foundation Australia website.