Have them smile, raise both arms, if one side is drooping that's a big sign. Also talking - if they're slurring, another big sign. If you suspect a stroke, get the person to an ER ASAP - if they're treated within a certain amount of hours (3 or 4) damage will be minimal, but if they're not treated within that short window, they'll have a lot more residual damage. And if you suspect you may have had a stroke, call 911 if you don't have anyone with youc apable of driving, do not drive yourself.
at 10:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2011