What happens during a stroke?
A stroke is when brain cells are being deprived of oxygen and begin to die, affecting the areas of the brain that control muscles and memory. During this time, as many as 1.9 million brain cells die every minute during a stroke.
Experts agree that getting treatment within the first 60 minutes, or the "Golden Hour" can significantly increase the chances of recovery, or diminish the long term impact of a stroke. A medical alert system allows the wearer to press one simple button and be immediately connected to emergency response professionals, even if they are unable to speak. A medical alert system with automatic fall detection built into the pendant can add an additional layer of protection for those who are susceptible to falls and strokes.
Please review the info-graphic above "Moments Matter - A Complete Stroke Resource" courtesy of Crouse Hospital. And be sure to see our other stroke-related tips to help keep yourself safe: