The FAST test can help identify the signs of a mini-stroke:
FACIAL weakness: Can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
ARM weakness: Can the person raise both arms?
SPEECH problems: Can they speak clearly and understand what you say?
TIME to call 999
And remember strokes can affect people of any age.
Never dismiss symptoms as being just a 'funny turn'!
To highlight this campaign and to raise awareness of mini-strokes, a host of British comedians have come together to share their favourite jokes to support Action on Stroke Month.
The campaign has been launched by the Stroke Association (supported by Legal & General) to raise awareness of mini-strokes, thus preventing people going on to suffer a full stroke, saving lives and saving the NHS £200 million annually.
For more information on mini-strokes and this campaign visit: www.stroke.org.uk/tia