Healing the Broken Brain: Leading Experts Answer 100 Questions about Stroke Recovery

Healing the Broken Brain: Leading Experts Answer 100 Questions about Stroke Recovery

Healing the Broken Brain: Leading Experts Answer 100 Questions about Stroke Recovery

Healing the Broken Brain: Leading Experts Answer 100 Questions about Stroke Recovery


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If you’re holding this book, it likely means you or someone you love has had a stroke. Dealing with the onslaught of information about stroke can be confusing and overwhelming. And if you happen to be a stroke survivor with newly impaired language skills, it can be especially hard to comprehend everything your doctors, nurses, and specialists are telling you.This book consists of the top 100 questions that survivors and their families ask, with answers from the top physicians and therapists in the country. The questions start out basic but then get more specific to address different areas of recovery. And, for stroke survivors still struggling with reading comprehension, or for family members who are simply too tired to read long passages, there are Takeaway Pointsat the end of each chapter to help simplify everything.Includes answers to frequently asked questions such as:• What is a stroke, and who is at risk for one?• What is the best diet for a stroke survivor?• How does group therapy compare to individual therapy?• What should a stroke survivor look for in a therapist?• How long will it take to recover, and how can stroke survivors maximize their recovery?• What can someone do to prevent having another stroke? In this book, you’ll gain a wealth of information, inspiration, advice, and support as you navigate your journey through stroke recovery.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401952655
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 530,914
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Mike Dow is a psychotherapist, best-selling author, and relationship expert. Dr. Mike appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show and has appeared on Rachael Ray, Wendy Williams, Anderson, Bethenny, and The Talk. He is also a contributor for the Huffington Post. He holds a master of science degree in marriage and family therapy and a doctorate in psychology.David Dow is a stroke survivor and the co-founder of Aphasia Recovery Connection, a nonprofit helping other people with aphasia. His life story of healing and recovery has been featured in People magazine.Megan Sutton is a certified speech-language pathologist who holds a master of science degree in speech-language pathology from Boston University and B.A. in linguistics from Rutgers University. She has worked passionately with adults with acquired communication disorders for over 10 years, specializing in the assessment and treatment of aphasia. Website: http://drmikedow.com/

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

A Note from David to Stroke Survivors xvii

Part I Overview

Chapter 1 Understanding Stroke 3

Chapter 2 Stroke Treatment 15

Chapter 3 What to Expect 25

Part II Your Therapy

Chapter 4 Recovering Your Mobility 39

Chapter 5 Recovering Your Arm and Hand 49

Chapter 6 Recovering Your Cognition 59

Chapter 7 Recovering Your Communication 69

Chapter 8 Recovering the Right Way 85

Part III Your Life

Chapter 9 Recovering Your Health 103

Chapter 10 Recovering Your Life 121

Chapter 11 Recovering You 139

Part IV Your Family & Your Future

Chapter 12 Caregiver Concerns 161

Chapter 13 The Next Chapter in Stroke Recovery 173

Chapter 14 A Last Word of Advice 187

Appendix A Resources for Your Recovery 191

About Tactus Therapy 199

About Aphasia Recovery Connection 201

Appendix B Meet the Experts 203

Index 207

Acknowledgments 219

About the Authors 221

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