Meet Fred - a man who has had a stroke. Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt their lifestyle. He also gives advice on how to offer support to someone who has had a stroke, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation.
With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who has had a stroke, from child to adult. It will help readers to understand and explain what a stroke is and encourage open discussion among family members, carers and friends.
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About the Author
Dr Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia are both lecturers in Occupational Therapy at the University of East Anglia, UK. Lisa has extensive experience in the field of neurological rehabilitation. She has formulated and evaluated a treatment programme for individuals who have experienced visual problems following a stroke. Swee has publications within the area of perceptual difficulties. Katie Stanton is a Bristol-based illustrator who studied Contemporary Art at the University of Huddersfield.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. My Stroke. 2. What is a stroke?. 3. Medicines for stroke. 4. What happens in our brain?. 5. Areas of the brain. 6. The stroke ward. 7. Things that may lead to a stroke. 8. Swallowing after a stroke. 9. Rehabilitation. 10. How life changes after a stroke. 11. Getting home. 12. The visit home. 13. Discharge home. 14. Leaving the hospital. 15. The effect of a stroke on families. 16. Support groups after stroke. 17. How am I doing now?. 18. Glossary of terms. 19. How family and friends can help. 20. Professional organisations. 21. Voluntary organisations and information.