After a Stroke: A Support Book for Patients, Caregivers, Families and Friends

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North Atlantic Books, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
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A stroke is a devasting occurence in the life of a family. After damage is assessed, the patient, family emembers, caregivers, doctors and friends collaborate on rehabilitation. It is important to understand what kind of stroke the patient suffered and what kinds of physical, neural and nutritional therapies can help to restore normal functioning.

This entry in North Atlantic's Family Health Series is a guide to the causes and consequences of a stroke. It outlines a systematic plan to help restore normal living developed by healthcare professionals active in Australia stroke support groups. They are joinded by a Feldenkrais practitioner and a naturopathic physician who describe bodywork and nutritional approaches to complement conventional medicine.

After a Stroke will help you understand limitations, effects and recovery prognosis of different kinds of strokes; locate movement therapies and body work to stimulate and re-educate the brain and neural-limb coordination; organize a "health team" blending the best of current orthodox medicine with the bext of traditional, natural therapies; and chart daily patient progress with worksheets, charts and tables.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Consequences of a Stroke
37
How Stroke Is Treated
59
Rehabilitation Following Stroke
75
Leaving HospitalWhat Now?
97
Preventing Stroke
124
The Feldenkrais Method
139
Contributors
155
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Contributors to After a Stroke include clinical neuropsychologists Dr. Michael Saling and Carol Burton; rehabilitation specialist Graene Penington; neurologists Dr. Geoffrey A. Donnan and Dr. Stephen Davis; Clare Gray, of the Australian Brain Foundation's Stroke Assistance Services; occupational therapist Heather Maudie, and health educator Marilyn Collins. Feldenkrais teacher Elizabeth Beringer and naturopathic physician Marcus Laux live in California.

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