According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have strokes each year. Of these, 610,000 are first-time incidents. Strokes claim the lives of approximately 140,000 adults in the country every year. Approximately 87 percent of strokes are ischemic in nature, which means the issue occurs secondary to a blockage of blood flow in the brain. However, researchers published an article in The Lancet claiming modifiable lifestyle factors contribute to 88 percent of the risk. Family caregivers can use the following tips to reduce their loved one’s risk of strokes.