Read this interesting take how pre-stroke lifestyle tied to long term risk of more strokes, dementia:
Unlike a condition such as cancer, where if you undergo treatment successfully and survive ten years we might say “you battled it, you’re cured,” increased health risks remain after a stroke, Ikram said. This shouldn’t be discouraging, but should encourage people before or after stroke to do what they can to prevent another, he said.
“Once you suffer a stroke, treatment shifts toward medication and simple preventive measures are pushed to the background,” Ikram said. “Don’t neglect the simple things like quitting smoking, exercising more and controlling blood pressure.”I won't argue with the idea of quitting smoking, which is one of the deadliest thing a human can do, or with controlling blood pressure, the leading cause of strokes.