Home > Medical > Stroke > About stroke 13 November 2018 SEE: 1 in 6 people will suffer from a stroke Did you know that a stroke is also known as a brain attack because it affects your brain? National Stroke Week runs from 28 October to 3 November, so we've collected some sobering facts about strokes. 0 Compiled by Mandy Freeman Related articles How music helped this young stroke survivor stay strong When you're young and full of life, you don't expect to experience something like a brain aneurysm or a stroke, but this stroke survivor did. This is her story... Fitter folks suffer milder strokes A study found that regular activity has a range of health benefits – and less severe strokes may be one of them. 7 tips from a dietitian on how to prevent a stroke Your eating habits play a huge part in determining your risk of suffering a stroke. Here is how you can lower your risk.