Coping with Strokes
We all know how disabling a stroke can be, but there is good news. Recent medical advances improve the chances of prevention, and of recovering after a stroke. Find out about these new treatments, and what you, as carer or patient can do to spot the warning signs, prevent an attack, or, in the event of a stroke, to restore speech and movement from this informative book. Tom Smith will also give you valuable advice for coping with the impact on family life and the emotional strain that a stroke can cause.
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Why We Have Strokes
The First Few Days
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