Stroke doesn't only impact the elderly. Strokes occur in more young people than you might think. About one third of stroke patients are between 20 and 64 years old. From that population, stroke incidence has jumped nearly 25 percent in recent years. Even babies can have strokes before they are born.
Some famous people have had a stroke. They include;
• Charles Dickens
Charles John Huffam Dickens (/ˈdɪkɪnz/; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
Some stroke survivors are locked-in after a stroke. Locked-in syndrome is a rare condition that most often occurs after a basilar artery stroke. A basilar artery stroke is considered the most devastating stroke, especially if someone survives from it. People who have had a basilar artery stroke can have paralysis from head to toe, hence where the term “locked-in” came from..
Stroke kills more women than breast cancer. In fact, in the U.S., statistics show that nearly 41,000 women die from breast cancer each year, while over 82,000 women die from stroke each year. Women also have a greater risk for stroke than men, with approximately 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year.