After a Stroke

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After a Stroke

300 Tips for Making Life Easier

Author:

Cleo Hutton
$16.95

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Description

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.

Product Details

  • Publication Date June 01, 2005
  • Page Count 136
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603118

About The Author(s)

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.

Table of Contents

"Preface
The Basics: Tips About Plateau's in Recovery
Tips Toward Improving Communication: Relearning Vocabulary Choices
Tips to Assist Reading And Comprehension
Tips on Controlling Emotional Liability
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.
Preventing Another Stroke: Tips for Stroke Prevention
Preventing Another Stroke: Tips for Stroke Prevention
Families Need Care Too: Tips for Family Members
Positive Strokes
Tips about Children of Stroke Heroes. Help is on the Way: Resources
Afterward
About the Author"