After a Stroke

After a Stroke

Cleo Hutton
Book on stroke and brain damage for adults and families with practical suggestions and tips for coping with the physical, communicative, cognitive and emotional changes.
Item: STROKE
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With hospital and rehabilitation staysfor stroke treatment becoming shorter, this book focuses on recovery at home. Tips and information are useful for adults with traumatic brain injuries,brain tumors or brain infections.

The author, a twelve-year stroke survivor and nurse, gives readers tips used during her recovery. She covers communication, emotional lability, safety issues, personal care, relaxation techniques, and intimacy. Tipsdiscuss everything from dressing, hair care, cooking, and airline travel to using a computer and managing pain. There are strategies for how to accomplish daily living routines, combat fatigue, enjoy recreational activities, and how to turn deficits into assets. Changes in self-esteem are frankly discussed along with the use of humor as a healing tool. No subject is off limits. Hutton leaves no gaps in relating what families and fellow survivors need to know to live a full life again.

Details
Item STROKE
ISBN# 1-932603-11-5
Pages 148 Pages, Size: 6" x 9", Soft Cover
Year 2005

Authors

Cleo Hutton

Cleo Hutton is the coauthor of Striking Back at Stroke: A Doctor-Patient Journal. She is a well-respected author, speaker, nurse and advocate for stroke awareness and recovery. She is also a stroke survivor. Ms. Hutton lectures around the world on the topic of stroke awareness and recovery and is a compassionate speaker who uses her heart, humor, and experience to deliver a message of hope and healing.

Contents

Preface

The Basics
Tips about plateaus in recovery
Tips toward improving communication: Relearning vocabulary choices
Tips to assist reading and comprehension
Tips on controlling emotional lability; tips for differences between anger and rage
Tips for frequent rest periods; tips for accepting assistance
Tips for safety issues during adaptations
Tips for storing and dispensing medications
Tips for special equipment

Getting Ready
Tips for personal care
Bathing or showering
Adaptive aids
Tips for transfers
Tips for dressing and undressing
Tips for nail care
Tips for shaving
Tips for hair care
Tips for dental care

The Greatest Strength Comes From Within
Tips for improving self-esteem
Tips for foraging through financial fallout
The no joke stroke or how humor helps heal

Let's Get Cookin'
Tips to improve mealtimes
Tips for cooking
Tips for cleaning
Tips for carrying things
Tips for home maintenance

Let's Mention Unmentionables
Tips for controlling urinary incontinence

Let's Get Moving
Tips for using the telephone
Tips for mobility
Tips for car transfers
Tips for airline travel
Tips for adaptive recreation (gardening, bowling, golf, fishing, card games)
Tips for driving post-stroke.

Brain Builders
Tips regarding relaxation
Tips for alleviating pain
Tips for building new connections in the brain-sensory input
Tips for organization
Tips for exercising the stroke affected side of your body
Tips for television program viewing that builds brain power
Tips for using a computer
Tips for a home office; tips and tidbits
Tips for pet owners after stroke

The Importance of Love
Tips to improve intimacy
Tips for positioning
Tips for touch and sight

Families Need Care Too
Tips for family members
Positive strokes
Tips about children of stroke heroes

Help is on the Way
Resources
Afterword

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