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Savvy Senior: How to recognize a mini-stroke and what to do

Dear Savvy Senior,

How can a person know if they’ve had a minor stroke? My 72-year-old mother had a spell a few weeks ago where she suddenly felt dizzy for no apparent reason, and had trouble walking and speaking, but it went away, and she seems fine now.

Concerned Son

Dear Concerned,

The way you’re describing it, it’s very possible that your mom had a “mini-stroke” also known as a transient ische...