Each year stoke -- often called our most neglected disease and the #4 killer in Canada -- strikes 50, 000 Canadians. Family, friends and stroke survivors discover their lives are forever change. As a provider of the most up-to-date, relevant and comprehensive information on stroke, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has produced the one book you will need to inform yourself of the key issues about stroke. This comprehensive guide will help you: -- Spot the five warning signs of a stroke -- and get immediate medical aid to improve the chances of a full recovery. -- Find out whether you're at risk for a stroke and, if so, help you to change your lifestyle. -- Reduce the devastating impact of stroke by involving the whole family in coping with the physical and psychological issues of recovery. -- Receive the most effective and up-to-date treatment available. The only reference book of its kind available to Canadians, The Canadian Family Guide to Stroke meets the demands of the at-risk stroke population, health professionals, stroke survivors and caregivers.