A stroke, the stop of blood flow to the brain, is a common brain injury: occurring every 40 seconds in America. While strokes are more common in the 65+ age range, they can happen to anyone and at any time. By Presidential Proclamation, National Stroke Awareness Month has been recognized in May since 1989, as a time to explain the symptoms of stroke, which requires immediate medical help, and to highlight ways of stroke prevention.
“In observance of National Stroke Awareness Month, NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke), Million Hearts, American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American Stroke Association are co-hosting a Twitter chat to discuss stroke risk factors, the importance of keeping your brain healthy, and the latest stroke research. #BrainforLife will take place Wednesday, May 2, from 1-2 p.m. ET. Medical experts, including NINDS Director Dr. Walter Koroshetz and AAN President Dr. Ralph L. Sacco, will be on hand to answer questions.”