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Stroke Centre Holding Treatment Information Morning for National Stroke Awareness Week
Date:9/3/2013

Perth, Australia (PRWEB) September 04, 2013

National Stroke Awareness Week begins on Monday, 9th September. Constraint Therapy Australia, based in Perth, Western Australia, will be holding a Stroke Information Morning on Thursday, 12th September, to raise awareness about stroke and about the latest treatment options available for stroke victims. Stroke is the second biggest killer of adults in Australia and 1 in 6 people in Australia will have a stroke. Incredibly, every week 1000 people will have a stroke, which is on average, one every 10 minutes.

Daniel Lane, the Clinical Director of Constraint Therapy said, “A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is stopped, most commonly from a blockage, or sometimes from a burst blood vessel. Strokes are sometimes referred to as a ‘brain attack.’”

Recognising the signs of stroke can help save someone's life. We can all use the FAST Test if we think someone might have had one:

  •     Face – Has their mouth drooped?
  •     Arms – Can they lift both arms?
  •     Speech – Is their speech slurred? Can they understand you?
  •     Time – Time is critical so call 000 immediately.

A stroke has a massive impact on the victim and their family. They are the biggest cause of disability amongst adults and over 65% of stroke victims have difficulty carrying out simple tasks of daily living, such as washing, dressing and preparing meals unassisted. These problems can last forever without proper treatment.

Daniel Lane says that “recovering from stroke relies upon the process known as neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the term used to desc
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