After A Stroke

After A Stroke

300 Tips for Making Life Easier

eBook - 2005
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Perseus Publishing
Hospital stays after a stroke are often short compared to the lengthy period of rehabilitation and gradual return of function. After a Stroke concentrates on the home recovery process, assisting patients and their families in the transition from patient back to person. Author Cleo Hutton, herself a twelve-year stroke survivor and nurse, gives readers tips she learned and used herself during her recovery. She addresses topics such as communication, emotional liability, safety issues, personal care, relaxation techniques, and intimacy issues. The book frankly discusses self-esteem issues and using humor as a healing tool ? no subject is off limits. Over 300 tips cover everything from dressing, hair care, cooking, and airline travel to using a computer and alleviating pain. After a Stroke describes in detail how to accomplish daily living routines, combat fatigue, enjoy recreational activities, and how to turn stroke deficits into assets. Hutton leaves no gaps in relating what families and fellow stroke survivors need to know to live a full life post stroke.

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Stroke survivor and nurse Hutton gives practical tips for going through the recovery process as patient or caregiver. She describes coping with plateaus in recovery, improving communications, dealing with emotions, accepting assistance, acquiring equipment, dispensing medications, conducting personal care, improving self-esteem, using humor, dealing with meals, controlling urinary incontinence, developing mobility skills, exercising the brain, inspiring intimacy, and caring for family members. A resources list is included. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Springer Publishing

An essential resource for all stroke survivors and their families and caregivers

With more than 300 tips, this useful guide offers tried and true methods for coping with the aftermath of a stroke. Written by a stroke survivor and nurse, After a Stroke provides ideas, techniques, and exercises to help:

  • accomplish daily living routines
  • promote healing and recovery
  • make the home safe and accessible
  • foster independence and build self-esteem
  • turn stroke deficits into assets

After a Stroke contains everything families and fellow stroke survivors need to know to live a full life post-stroke.

Publisher: New York : Demos, c2005
ISBN: 9781932603118
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 136 p.) : ill


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