A major "perk" of living in an assisted living community ~ which as you know, I refer to as A UNIVERSITY FOR 2ND CHILDHOOD ~ is that most of the residents have experiences from which you can learn.
Take for instance what I learned from a recent first-hand experience at Broadway Court Estates, an apartment complex where everyone quickly becomes "extended family".
The lesson: Knowing stoke symptoms ~ and taking immediate action ~ may minimize your chances of suffering a life-changing disability!
One evening, Sue *[fictitious name] suddenly felt so tired at dinner in her Assisted Living Community dining room that she excused herself and went to her third floor apartment. Later, she said her legs hurt, which was unusual for her. But mostly she felt weak and feared she couldn't make it to her apartment. However, when she got there, she didn’t seek help, but went to bed and promptly fell asleep.
"Unusually painful legs is a stoke symptom too often missed by medics."
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg – especially one one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination with no known cause