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Can I tell you about having a stroke? : a guide for friends, family and professionals

Author: Lisa Taylor; Swee Hong Chia; Katie Stanton
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.
Series: Can I tell you about-- ? series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Meet Fred, a man who has had a stroke. Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt their lifestyle. He also gives advice on how to offer support to someone who has had a stroke, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Popular works
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Taylor; Swee Hong Chia; Katie Stanton
ISBN: 9781849054959 1849054959
OCLC Number: 875256485
Target Audience: 7 plus.
Description: 69 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introducing Fred who has had a stroke 10 --
My stroke 12 --
What is a stroke? 14 --
Medicines for stroke 16 --
What happens in our brains? 18 --
Areas of the brain 20 --
Stroke ward 22 --
Things that may lead to a stroke 24 --
Swallowing after a stroke 26 --
Rehabilitation team: 28 --
Doctor 29 --
Nurses 30 --
Occupational therapist (OT) 32 --
Speech and language therapist (SLT) / Communication therapist 34 --
Physiotherapist 36 --
Social worker 38 --
Dietician 39 --
Health care and therapy assistants 39 --
How life changes after a stroke 40 --
Getting home 44 --
Visit home 46 --
Discharge home 50 --
Leaving the hospital 52 --
Effect of a stroke on families 54 --
Support groups 56 --
Arthur 57 --
Ali 59 --
Tracey 60 --
How am I doing now? 61.
Series Title: Can I tell you about-- ? series.
Responsibility: Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia ; illustrated by Katie Stanton.

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A most useful book for families and friends of all those who love and care for stroke sufferers, with a positive and realistic approach. -- HealthyBooks This is a wonderful book which tells the story Read more...

 
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