Living With Brain Injury: A Guide for Patients and Families

Living With Brain Injury: A Guide for Patients and Families

by Richard Charles Senelick MD




Living With Brain Injury is an important resource for patients and families who are recovering from an acquired brain injury. In clear language, the book explains how to cope with the physical, cognitive, and behavioral changes that take place after a brain injury occurs. Previous editions of this book have been called the one book to read and keep at your side.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781891525179
Publisher: Encompass Health
Publication date: 01/15/2013
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Richard C. Senelick MD is a neurologist who specializes in neurorehabilitation. He is the medical director of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio (RIOSA) and the author of numerous articles and eight other books. In addition to being a popular speaker on the topic, Dr. Senelick is the Stroke Community Expert for WebMD and writes a regular blog for the Huffington Post on health-related issues.

Table of Contents

The Facts About HealthSouth iv

Acknowledgments v

Introduction: The New Normal 1

1 An Anatomy Lesson 11

2 When Brain Injury Occurs 28

3 Degrees of Injury 38

4 In the First Degree: Mild Head Injury and Concussion 45

5 The Doctor as Detective 58

6 Physical Symptoms of Brain Injury 79

7 Cognitive Symptoms of Brain Injury 93

8 Behavioral Symptoms of Brain Injury 107

9 How to Pick the Right Rehabilitation Hospital 124

10 The Treatment Team 137

11 The Process of Rehabilitation 148

12 The Exciting New Partners in Recovery: Neural Plasticity and Technology 179

13 The Family Circle 194

14 Questions Family Members Commonly Ask 210

Epilogue: The Future Is Now 227

Education and Support 229

Sources 232

Index 251

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