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Monitor seniors' health during American Stroke Month

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For families with aging loved ones, few serious health risks present the same level of concern as an unexpected stroke.

In the U.S., someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; more than 75 percent of these incidents occur in people older than the age of 65.

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Fortunately, fewer than 20 percent of all strokes are fatal. Unfortunately, most stroke survivors suffer some lingering health effects that affect long-term quality of life.

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