My mom sent me one of those ubiquitous email thingies except this one seems to actually do some good. It's how the average schmoe (that would be you or me, dontcha know) can recognize a stroke in another person. There's no need to go into the pointless anecdote about someone having a stroke at a party 'cuz everyone's heard such stories. Here's the stuff you NEED to know:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK, to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE. (Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.