2. A drooping face
This can also occur with a hemiparesis stroke. Just like one side of the body can be affected by this type of stroke, so can one side of the face. The stroke causes the muscles in the face to weaken, which can lead to drooping on one side of the face. The victim’s face may appear longer on one side than the other. When he or she smiles, only one half of the mouth will move upward. If you suspect but are unsure if a loved one has suffered a stroke, like him or her to smile.