Recognizing a Stroke

S.....Ask the individual to SMILE.

T.....Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
     ........(i.e. It is sunny out today.)

R.....Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

.....Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the
      other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

*If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher