Dad had a mild stroke last week, since then he has started to talk to you when you ask him a question. Considering that he hasn't been able to say more than 1 word answers for over 6 months, i can' t understand why now when i saw him after his stroke was he able to string 5 words together. He told mom 4 days after stroke, [ that he felt dreadful ]. Bro and his wife went yesterday, apparently he's had a chat with them too. It was a mild stroke but he has lost a bit of use in left arm, but he's still managing to walk in the N/home, though a bit slower and he seems to be more sleepy than usual. dad has a place available in a EMI home. The home is a stones throw to where mom lives, and a 10 minute walk for me too. I'm hoping to go and see new home this Friday, to have dad so close for mom after her having to get on 3 buses will be worry of my mind and so nice to have him close to our home will be brilliant. But has anyone else come across this before ?