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The Stroke Book

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An indispensable guide for victims of stroke and their caregivers, from the authors of The Diabetic's Total Health and Happiness Book.

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. June Biermann, a former stroke victim herself, and her coauthor-and caregiver -Barbara Toohey offer a sensitive and essential guide for ...

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Overview

An indispensable guide for victims of stroke and their caregivers, from the authors of The Diabetic's Total Health and Happiness Book.

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. June Biermann, a former stroke victim herself, and her coauthor-and caregiver -Barbara Toohey offer a sensitive and essential guide for sufferers and those who care for them. The Stroke Book provides readers with:

- analyses of the latest developments in stroke therapy;
- tips for creating a smart nutritional plan post-stroke;
- information on managing complex rehabilitation needs;
- ways stroke victims can reclaim their quality of life following a stroke, and how caregivers can manage their own stress.

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: 9781585423743
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 942,212
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

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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