Babs . . . I did find one article with the "stroke test". You might need another person to evaluate your response to these::
Researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine developed this one-minute, three-step stroke assessment test to enable bystanders and first line emergency responders to quickly screen for a possible stroke diagnosis.
Step 1: Ask person to "smile broadly, showing your teeth." (This "smile test" is to look for one-sided facial weakness or paralysis.)
Step 2: Ask person to close their eyes, raise their arms in front of them and hold them out for a count of ten. (This is to test for arm or leg weakness or paralysis, dizziness, or loss of balance.)
Step 3: Ask person to repeat a simple phrase, such as "Don't cry over spilled milk." (This is check for difficulty speaking or understanding speech or basic instructions.)
This simple three-step test screens for the most common signs and symptoms of a stroke. Taking fast action will help improve the treatment and the outcome for stroke victims. The only approved medication to stop or reverse strokes must be given within three hours after the stroke begins. A stroke or suspected stroke is always a medical emergency and anyone exhibiting signs of a stroke should receive immediate medical attention.
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