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The more you understand about stroke, the more you can speed up your recovery. In this inspiring guide, three leading experts answer over 280 questions from patients. Their practical manual is full of sensible advice that is easy to act upon.
Stroke: Answers at your Fingertips gives you up-to-date and medically accurate information on a whole range of topics. As well as providing clear explanations of the medical processes, tests and treatments, it also covers all aspects of life after stroke - from personal care and mobility, to holidays, money and relationships.
- Gives you practical, honest advice on how to carry on with everyday life
- Provides encouragement and motivation to get mobile again
- Recognises that the whole family is affected, and talks about relationships and changing roles
- Tackles questions you may feel uneasy asking your doctor
- Contains practical information about benefits and services available
- Includes further sources of advice and support
Table of Contents:
- What is a normal blood pressure?
- My memory just isn’t what it was. Is that due to the stroke, and will it recover?
- I can’t feel anything down my right side at all since my stroke. What can I do to speed up my recovery?
- Why is aspirin important, and how does it work?
- How long will it take for my husband\'s speech to get back to normal?
- My doctor has told me that my cholesterol level is too high. What should it be?
- I want to have another baby. Will it be safe for me to do so after my stroke?
- When can I start driving again?
- Can my partner and I resume our sex life?
- I want to go back to work. How can I get retrained?
- What financial help might I be able to receive?
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 What is a stroke?
Part 3 The first few days
Part 4 Getting moving again
Part 5 Swallowing and nutrition
Part 6 Speech and language
Part 7 Personal care
Part 8 Memory, mood and sleep
Part 9 Pain and sensation
Part 10 The senses
Part 11 Living with disability
Part 12 Why have I had a stroke and what can I do to prevent another one?
Part 13 Discharge from hospital
Part 14 Relationships
Part 15 Leisure, work and money
Part 16 Research and future developments
"If you only buy one book about stroke, it should be Stroke at your Fingertips." John Barrick, Chief Executive, The Stroke Association
"Full of common sense, completely down to earth, and does not avoid the most difficult questions." Christina Meacham, Chief Executive, Different Strokes
About the Authors:
Anthony Rudd MA, MB, BChir, FRCP (London) Consultant Stroke Physician, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London; Programme Director (Stroke), Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London; President, British Association of Stroke Physicians.
Penny Irwin RGN, MSc is Clinical Effectiveness Facilitator, Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London.
Bridget Penhale MSc, CQSW is Senior Lecturer in Gerontology, University of Sheffield and is the British Association of Social Workers representative on the RCP Intercollegiate Working Party on Stroke.