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The Stroke Book : A Guide to Life After Stroke for Survivors and Those Who Care for Them

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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, authorsof 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 adjustmentsfor 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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.3 x 17.8mm | 272.16g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • 1585423742
  • 9781585423743
  • 1,922,204

About June Biermann

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.show more

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