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An indispensable, sensitive guide for stroke sufferers and those who care for them


According 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 ...

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The Stroke Book

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Overview



An indispensable, sensitive guide for stroke sufferers and those who care for them


According 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 Diabetic's 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 individuals


With stroke now the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, Biermann and Toohey's optimistic, user-friendly guide to living well after an attack is a vital tool for recovery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440649790
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/3/2005
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 761,115
  • File size: 246 KB

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June Biermann and Barbara Toohey are the authors of the bestsellers The Diabetic's Book and The Diabetic's Total Health and Happiness Book, as well as seven other health books. They live in California.





June Biermann and Barbara Toohey are the authors of the bestsellers The Diabetic's Book and The Diabetic's Total Health and Happiness Book, as well as seven other health books. They live in California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Barbara's introduction : the woman who has everything
June's introduction : a stroke most dolorous
1 The science of strokes 1
2 After the stroke 19
3 Recovery 38
4 The pursuit of happiness 84
5 Caregiving for a strokee : the nuts and bolts 103
6 Taking care of the caregiver 139
7 The business of caregiving for a strokee 184
8 Other people's strokes 201
Ever after : epilogue 220
App. A Books about other people's stroke experiences 223
App. B Stroke organizations 224
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