Stroke Diaries

Author: Olajide Williams, MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199752768
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A woman recounts the horror of waking up paralyzed, unable to call for help. A man has a mini-stroke and refuses to listen to his doctor, only to suffer a disabling stroke soon after. A physician recalls watching a tiny baby in the throws of a stroke, convulsing violently. A survivor rejoices after finally crossing the street before the pedestrian lights change back. Blending such highly personal and moving stories with crystal clear medical commentary based on first-hand clinical experience, Dr. Olajide Williams demystifies this potentially devastating illness and provides a roadmap to recovery. Indeed, Dr. Williams shows that the majority of strokes are not only preventable, but also treatable. Through compelling stories of patients, survivors and caregivers, woven together by easy-to-understand medical explanations, Dr. Williams provides practical tips on preventing strokes with specific lifestyle prescriptions, on recognizing the different forms of strokes, on managing symptoms after stroke, and on overcoming the psychological burden of stroke. He also reviews the new clot-busting treatments, which have dramatically improved the recovery rate of stroke victims. Combining cutting-edge medicine with the gripping stories of patients, survivors, family members, and physicians, Stroke Diaries strikes a blow against the current public health crisis in stroke.

Psychotherapy For Families After Brain Injury

Author: Pamela S. Klonoff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 1489980830
Size: 30.77 MB
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Whether caused by illness, accident, or incident, brain injury requires multi-tiered resources for the patient and considerable external care and support. When recovery is sidelined by depression, anger, grief, or turmoil, family members and the support network have critical roles to play and need their own guidance and compassionate therapeutic interventions. Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury offers theoretical frameworks and eclectic techniques for working effectively with adult patients and their families at the initial, active and post-treatment phases of rehabilitation. This practical reference clarifies roles and relationships of the support network in interfacing with the loved one and addresses the understandably devastating and sometimes derailing emotions and psychosocial adversities. The content promotes psychoeducation and guided exercises, delineates “helpful hints” and coping tools and proffers multimedia resources to overcome hurdles. Constructs of awareness, acceptance and realism for all parties are woven throughout, along with ideas to enhance the support network’s commitment, adjustment, positivity, hope and longevity. Case excerpts, instructive quotes from caregivers and nuggets of clinical advice assist in analyzing these and other topics in salient detail: The impact of brain injury on different family members. Treatment themes in early family sessions. Family therapy for moderate to severe brain injury, concussion and postconcussion syndrome. Family therapy after organic brain injury: stroke, anoxia, tumor, seizure disorders. Family group treatment during active rehabilitation. End-of-life and existential considerations and positive aspects of care giving. Aftercare group therapy for long-term needs. The hands-on approach demonstrated in Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury will enhance the demanding work of a range of professionals, including neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, rehabilitation psychologists, family therapists, marriage and family counselors, psychiatrists, behavioral/mental health counselors, clinical social workers, rehabilitation specialists such as speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, and graduate students in the helping professions.

Navigating The Complexities Of Stroke

Author: Louis R. Caplan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199946116
Size: 56.30 MB
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Strokes afflict thousands of people every year. Yet, for every fatal case, many more victims survive, often going on to live long, productive lives. Of course, none of it is simple-not preventing a "brain attack," nor survival, rehabilitation, or living with cerebrovascular disease. The key is education, for both the moment of crisis and the long term. Navigating the Complexities of Stroke provides a practical guide for the lay public and medical professionals. Dr. Louis R. Caplan, one of the world's leading experts, guides readers through the subject in a straightforward and accessible manner. He examines the anatomy of the brain, explaining the specialized functions of different regions, and describes the flow of blood from the heart. He turns to the mechanics of the stroke itself, clearly discussing the complexities of the two major kinds-the ischemic and hemorrhagic-and the resulting damage. Most helpfully, Caplan offers information and advice that readers will find immediately useful: the medical conditions and other factors that create risk, stroke symptoms, abnormalities that doctors look for, tests available to evaluate strokes, complications and disabilities that can result, and the paths of treatment and rehabilitation. He offers real-life cases of victims and their families that demonstrate successful recovery, but also reveal the sometimes troubling impact of strokes on survivors and their families, who can suffer frustration and demoralization that the medical profession often overlooks in its biological focus. Caplan also examines strokes in children and young adults, who are often neglected in literature that is largely aimed at seniors. Navigating the Complexities of Stroke empowers victims, families, and general medical providers. It puts in readers' hands the knowledge necessary to avoid strokes, address them quickly, and effectively recover, so they won't lose heart when it is needed most.

Stroke Survivor

Author: Andy McCann
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104105
Size: 75.68 MB
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Offering a wealth of advice and information for anyone who wants to know more about strokes, Andy McCann explores a broad range of issues experienced by himself and other stroke survivors.

Stroke And The Family

Author: Joel Stein
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674043979
Size: 37.73 MB
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A young woman suffers a stroke; she rebuilds her career and personal life, but not before her marriage falls apart. An eighty-year-old man dies unexpectedly of stroke, leaving his grown sons to wonder whether they are genetically predisposed to stroke. A recently retired woman confronts her future with a husband suddenly disabled by stroke. How can she help her husband? Will he ever recover? How will she cope with her own emotional stress? In "Stroke and the Family: A New Guide," Joel Stein shows the many faces of stroke and the people it strikes. To the family just beginning to cope with the aftermath of a stroke, the diagnostic tests, drug regimens, rehabilitation strategies, and varied prognoses can be completely bewildering. Because stroke can affect memory, speech, and movement, the impact on everyday routines and close relationships can be especially intense. Stein has produced a book that allows general readers and nonphysicians working with stroke survivors to make sense of the confusing variety of diagnoses and treatment options, and goes on to explore challenges the recovering stroke patient and the recovering family will face during a long recuperation with an uncertain outcome. "Stroke and the Family" offers up-to-date information and places the current research findings in context.

The Stroke Recovery Book

Author: Kip Burkman
Publisher: Addicus Books
ISBN: 1936374714
Size: 65.15 MB
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Penned by a rehabilitation physician who has worked with thousands of stroke patients and families, this reference provides simple answers to the many questions that surround strokes and stroke rehabilitation. Free of technical medical jargon, this resource addresses topics such as the anatomy of a stroke, impairments and complications associated with strokes, and preventing and reducing the risk of them. A gallery of photographs that show and explain the latest methodologies in rehabilitation equipment is also included.

My Year Off

Author: Robert McCrum
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307363694
Size: 43.79 MB
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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. "To all concerned, this book is meant to send a ghostly signal across the dark universe of ill-health that says 'you are not alone.'" - Robert McCrum On July 29, 1995, Robert McCrum, 42, married only ten weeks, suffered a paralyzing stroke. Overnight, his life shifted irrevocably. But this admired novelist and former editorial director of the London publishing house Faber and Faber decided to chronicle what became a remarkable journey "into that mysterious, unexplored territory, the neighbourly world of the unwell," as well as a deeply moving love story.

Stronger After Stroke Second Edition

Author: Peter G. Levine
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1936303477
Size: 71.77 MB
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Outlines accessible techniques for stroke rehabilitation and recovery, in a guide for patients and caregivers that covers such topics as the importance of scheduling task-specific movements, goal setting, and understanding the challenges of each stage of recovery. Original.

Striking Back At Stroke

Author: Cleo Hutton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780972383011
Size: 22.30 MB
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Two wise and experienced voices give valuable advice about home care, emotional support and physical recovery from the front lines of the battle against stroke.

Living With Stroke

Author: Richard C. Senelick
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071399999
Size: 18.21 MB
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This updated edition offers caregivers of stroke patients extensive information on understanding, treating, and recovering from this debilitating condition. Expert advice covers topics from physical rehabilitation to emotional issues, providing help and hope for the millions whose lives are touched by stroke.