Quick Facts

MYTH

I will never get my life back after stroke.

FACT

Although your life may look differently, many people lead healthy and productive lives after stroke. You will likely need to make adjustments to help you find a “new normal.” Recovery means creating a life with your current abilities and including activities that are meaningful and fulfilling to you.

  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability.
  • At least every 30 minutes, there is one new stroke event in Ontario.
  • The burden of those living with stroke is almost $1 billion annually.
  • One in five residents in long-term care has had a stroke.
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