May is “Stroke awareness month.”
Organizers say it’s a chance to promote ways to prevent strokes from happening, but also to educate us on what to do if we see someone having a stroke.
The acronym FACE is an easy way to remember what to look for.
“F” stands for face. A drooping face is a stroke symptom.
“A” is for arm. Stroke victims often experience weakness or a loss of sensation in the arm or leg.
“S” for speech. If someone is having a stroke they typically have trouble speaking.
And “T” stands for time. you should seek medical attention as quickly as possible.