My granddad was in his 80’s when he had a stroke. It affected his ability to carry on a conversation, and he started to forget who family members were.
Granddad’s post-stroke care was more than grandma could handle and he had to leave their home on the farm for a care-home in town. Strokes can hit a family hard. While stroke is more common in those over 65 years of age, anyone, even children, can have strokes. According to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation, high blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke. It is often called the “silent killer” because we can’t feel when our blood pressure is high. About one in five (20%) of Canadians have high blood pressure. + MORE