by 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.
With hospital and rehabilitation stays for stroke treatment becoming shorter, this book focuses on recovery at home. Tips and information are useful for adults with traumatic brain injuries, brain tumours 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. Tips discuss 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.
Pages 148 Pages, Size: 6" x 9", Soft Cover