Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

Common symptoms of a stroke

Common symptoms include:

  • Slurred speech or difficulty finding some words
  • Loss of, or disturbed vision in one or both eyes
  • Weakness, numbness, clumsiness or pins and needles on one side of the body e.g. arm or leg. This may also be seen on the person’s face by the appearance of a drooping mouth.

Think FAST

  • Face Can they smile or is one side of the mouth or eye drooping?
  • Arm weakness Can the person raise both arms? Is one weak?
  • Speech Is their speech slurred or muddled?
  • Time to call 999

Page last reviewed: 09 Jan 2020