Caregivers: Take care of yourself too

During National Family Caregivers Month, we celebrate and thank you for all you do. Caregiving can be rewarding yet challenging. It’s important that you take time for yourself.

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2022 Stroke Hero Group Award Winners: IAPS

Stroke Hero Awards

Nominate your stroke hero today and celebrate the work of survivors, caregivers, families, health care professionals and support groups defeating stroke.

For Patients and Caregivers:

Stroke Warning Signs

Recognize the warning signs and call 9-1-1 immediately. This can make the difference between a strong recovery and disability or even death. 

Stroke Prevention

Whole body wellness can help you feel stronger, healthier and mentally sharp – and it can also reduce your stroke risk.

Stroke Recovery

There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence.

For Healthcare Professionals:

Cryptogenic Stroke

Our updated Healthcare Professional Guide can help diagnose the underlying reason for cryptogenic stroke and tailor prevention plans for your patients.

EMS Routing

Consensus recommendations can help ensure acute stroke patients are triaged to the facility.

Secondary Prevention

Our May 2021 Guideline provides clinicians with the latest evidence-based recommendations for preventing another stroke.

By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

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Face Drooping

Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
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Arm Weakness

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
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Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."
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Time to Call 9-1-1

Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

Aphasia and Stroke

This common post-stroke language disorder affects the ability to communicate, causing frustration and confusion. Treatment and strategies can help – check out our fact sheets, tips and other resources.

Stroke Support Groups

Connect with others with similar experiences, learn helpful information and help ease the depression and isolation that’s common after stroke. Use our support group finder for a list of groups near you.

The American Stroke Association's 25th anniversary graphic: An extra-bold number 25 is encircled by the words ASA celebrates 25 years of progress in red

The American Stroke Association at 25

For 25 years the ASA has been a powerful force in ensuring that those who have a stroke get timely, optimal care, support, rehab services and more.
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Energizing a nation to get brain and heart healthy through the power of the bicycle.

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