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We're highlighting World Stroke Day on October 29th. It’s estimated more than 27,400 Australians will have a stroke for the first time this year, that’s one stroke every 19 minutes. A survey by The Stroke Foundation found that 40% of Australians could not name any of the three most common signs of a stroke. These signs are called F.A.S.T - Face (facial droop), Arms (inability to lift arms), Speech (slurred speech) and Time (Time to call 000). A stroke is always a medical emergency and when it happens, there is no time to lose. Around 1.9 million brain cells can die every minute. Find out here how to take immediate action if you or anyone else you think may experience a stroke. We Appreciate you choosing to include our Chooseday messages into your daily feeds. - GoodCompany Team
By observing Works Stroke Day (Oct 29th), there are a number of charities on our platform helping stroke victims and their carers with various initiatives.
By being informed with what The Stroke Foundation does, it will create more awareness of how we can minimize our chances of having a stroke and understand what it's like to live after a stroke as a patient and carer.
MSWA provides the best possible care to people living with all neurological conditions including MS, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, acquired Brain Injury and Motor Neurone Disease, to name a few. Part of this mission is to keep younger people out of aged care where they can socialise with people of a similar age.
Brain Injury Australia is the national peak advocacy organisation representing the needs of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI), their families and carers. ABI refers to the multiple disabilities arising from any damage to the brain that occurs after birth. Over 600,000 Australians have are affected.
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