Stroke acts fast and you should, too. Recognizing stroke symptoms can be easy if you remember to think FAST. Use FAST to remember warning signs:
F = Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A = Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S = Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
T = Time: If you observe any of these signs, then it’s time to call 911.