There are two types of stroke; ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are the result of a blocked blood vessel which impairs blood flow to the brain. The blockage can be the result of a blood clot or fatty deposit. Hemorrhagic strokes are due to bleeding in the brain from a ruptured blood vessel.
Damage to the brain from a stroke can result in motor, speech, memory, vision, and sensory disturbances.