According to research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

1/3 of individuals who survive stroke before age group 50 are unable to live independently One-third of individuals who survive a stroke before age group 50 cannot live independently or want advice about daily activities 10 years after their stroke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. About ten % of strokes occur in 18 – and 50-year-olds. Even if individuals seem fairly well recovered with respect to engine function, there may be immense 'invisible' harm that leads to lack of independence, stated Frank-Erik de Leeuw, Ph dmae .D., senior writer of the analysis and associate professor of neurology at the Radboud University Nijmegen INFIRMARY in the Netherlands. Experts assessed the function of 722 individuals who had an initial stroke when they were age 18-50.