A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to your brain is cut off.
Strokes can strike anybody without warning.
Over 65s are most at risk but children and babies can have them too.
In the UK someone has a stroke every 5 minutes.
Every stroke is different and people are affected in different ways. They may have problems with one or more of the following: weakness, mobility, balance, swallowing, bladder, bowels, speech, memory and language amongst others.
For further information visit the Stroke Association web site