• Acute/ sudden changes 
  • BE-FAST (this is taught to the community to help identify potential symptoms of a stroke) 
    1. B: Balance (gait abnormality) 
    2. E: Eyes (visual disturbances) 
    3. F: Facial droop (typically unilateral, uneven smile) 
    4. A: Arm weakness (typically will ask to raise both arms- will see unilateral arm drift) 
    5. S: Speech difficulty (slurred speech, difficulty finding words)
    6. T: Time (to call 9-1-1) 
  • Other symptoms 
    1. Numbness 
    2. Confusion 
    3. Headache with unknown cause