"A stroke is a 'brain attack.' It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost."
-National Stroke Association
Challenges of stroke
Injury from stroke will be as varied as each individual. Brain damage can be minimal or severe. Children who have suffered a stroke might have delays in physical/cognitive/emotional development, which can be global or focused on one side or part of the body. Learning new things can be a challenge. Adults might lose physical/cognitive/emotional function and have to re-learn many things they once knew. Because our nervous systems are so "plastic" (the ability to change and grow quite rapidly), timely intervention can lead to greater outcomes.
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