A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost.

How a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. For example, someone who had a small stroke may only have minor problems such as temporary weakness of an arm or leg. People who have larger strokes may be permanently paralyzed on one side of their body or lose their ability to speak. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of disability (Ref: https://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/what-is-stroke)

Rehabilitation plays a vital role in individuals living with stroke to regain their independence at the earliest possible stages. The recovery/ prognosis depends on the type of stroke/ area involved/ severity etc.

Stroke are the major cause of disability in UAE and third greatest cause of death in UAE is stroke https://www.thenational.ae/ October 29,2018

As the incidence of strokes continues to soar in the UAE, the country is all set of have over 12 stroke management centers by 2019 spread throughout the country, said a top neurologist.