Every year there are about 152,000 strokes in the UK. That’s more than one every five minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children and babies.
For many people a stroke happens suddenly and without warning, and often there is little time to prepare for one. A stroke can affect how you move, feel and think. Although everyone’s experience of a stroke is different, some of the effects are more common than others.
Joining our show to tell us a bit more about ways to prevent strokes as well as what signs to look out for and ways we can care for sufferers are Judy Walker from life after stroke services at the stroke association, Dr Shane Roche, consultant physician at the BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital and Bob Baillie, a man who suffered a stroke at the age of just 39 years old.