According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest data, in 2018, more than 790,000 people in the US suffered a stroke. Over 75% of these episodes were new or first strokes. Age is a critical factor in stroke risk, nearly doubling every 10 years after age 55.
That’s why knowing the signs of stroke in the elderly is extremely important. Patients who go to the hospital within three hours of their early symptoms often experience less mental and physical impairment three months after a stroke than those who receive delayed care.
Our article will go through the causes of strokes, the early signs to watch for, and provide suggestions on stroke prevention.