Stroke in Saskatchewan
ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME YOU HAD THE S- TALK
A simple conversation could save lives.Protect the ones you love by having a talk about stroke. Help them know the signs, and to call 9-1-1 if it happens. Show someone you care. Start the conversation today.
Stroke is a medical emergency. Recognizing and responding immediately to the warning signs of stroke by calling 9-1-1 can significantly improve survival and recovery. If a person is diagnosed with a stroke caused by a blood clot, doctors can administer a clot-busting drug available only at designated hospitals
Stroke Prevention & Risk Factors
You can't control your family history, age, gender or ethnicity. But luckily, you can do something about other factors that could increase your risk of having a stroke such as obesity, diet, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol.
Stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells begin to die. If the blood supply is not restored, the affected part of the brain dies, causing disability and death.
Help prevent a stroke by learning more about the risk factors you can do something about and those you can't control. Click here for more information.
5 Warning Signs of Stroke: If you experience any of these symptoms, CALL 9-1-1 immediately
Visit the new easy-to-search and smart-phone-friendly website: strokebestpractices.ca for a patient’s guide to optimal stroke care.
The 2010 Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care (PDF) emphasize the need to prevent stroke patients from falling through the cracks as they move from the ER to in-hospital care to rehabilitation therapy and back to the community. The adoption of these best practices will ensure stroke patients and families have rapid and seamless access to appropriate stroke services across the continuum and that they are well supported through these transitions.
Among new recommendations:
Stroke Caregiver Support, please visit The Family Caregiver
Life After Stroke - Website