The Stroke Book June Biermann

ISBN: 9781585423743

Published: March 3rd 2005


256 pages


The Stroke Book  by  June Biermann

The Stroke Book by June Biermann
March 3rd 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781585423743 | 3.66 Mb

An indispensable, sensitive guide for stroke sufferers and those who care for themAccording to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, an American suffers a stroke every forty-five seconds. More than 700,000 Americans each year find themselves struggling to recover from this affliction—and many hundreds of thousands more are there to help them mend.June Biermann, a stroke survivor, and her coauthor—and caregiver—Barbara Toohey, authors of the bestselling Diabetics Total Health and Happiness Book, offer this essential source for those recovering from a stroke and those providing them with support.The Stroke Book offers readers:- Clear explanations of the science of this often misunderstood condition- Information on what to expect at the hospital and in rehabilitation- Analyses of encouraging new developments in stroke therapy, including basic and alternative therapies, and traditional and cutting-edge medications- Advice on coping with complex rehabilitation needs, including adjustments for nutrition, mobility, and everyday living, and on understanding after-stroke emotional and cognitive changes- Suggestions for preventing future strokes- Information on how people recovering from a stroke can reclaim their independence and quality of life—and how caregivers can manage their own stresses and sorrows- Heartening words on keeping hope alive with patience and fortitude, and the curative power of humor- Inspiring stories of the stroke and recovery experiences of well-known individualsWith stroke now the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, Biermann and Tooheys optimistic, user-friendly guide to living well after an attack is a vital tool for recovery.

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