Surviving Stroke

'This is a life changing event...' In October 2016, Udo Kischka suffered a severe stroke. A large intra-cerebral bleed deep in the right side of his brain.

Author: Helen Kennerley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472144457

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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In October 2016, Udo Kischka suffered a severe stroke. A large intra-cerebral bleed, a bleed deep in the right side of his brain. He was not a typical stroke patient: Professor Kischka was a neurologist and specialist in stroke rehabilitation. Like all stroke patients, he embarked on a journey of recovery. In his case, it was a re-education in his field of expertise. When he uttered the words, 'This is a life changing event' to his wife a few hours after the stroke, he had no idea just how life changing it would be or that there would be still be a good life to be had. Written by experts on both sides of the fence - a stroke victim who is a stroke specialist, and a psychologist who helps others and now has to help herself and her family - this is a personal and brutally honest story of a family's survival. This accessible and relatable book provides insight and realistic hope about what might lie ahead following a stroke, as well as offering both practical and emotional support.

The Family Guide to Surviving Stroke and Communication Disorders

Since I began writing the first edition of The Family Guide to Surviving Stroke and
Communication Disorders, there has been an increased understanding about
stroke-related communication disorders and their treatment. While it may seem ...

Author: Dennis C. Tanner

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449684149

Category: Medical

Page: 295

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The Family Guide to Surviving Stroke and Communication Disorders, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide for families of stroke survivors, speech pathologists and rehabilitation specialists, and counselors who respond to the needs of stroke survivors and their families. Through non-technical terms, case studies, questions and answers, and examples, this book engages all readers on a journey toward understanding, healing, and persevering after a stroke.Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Surviving a Stroke

In January 2003, at the age of 50, Mike Ripley had a stroke. This is his story of the stroke itself and the next year in the recovery process, together with loads of practical tips and advice for anyone else recovering from a stroke.

Author: Mike Ripley

Publisher: Isis Large Print Books

ISBN: 9780753156728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

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In January 2003, at the age of 50, Mike Ripley had a stroke. This is his story of the stroke itself and the next year in the recovery process, together with loads of practical tips and advice for anyone else recovering from a stroke. Coping with memory loss, slow thought processes, clumsiness, vertigo and other long term effects of a stroke, dealing with depression and the emotional aftermath, learning to live with hypertension and how to reduce your blood pressure, finding the right medication.

Surviving In Stroke City

Gerry Anderson was anything but neutral about his life, his country and his work. SURVIVING IN STROKE CITY is a sharp, evocative, often surreal meditation on a world that Anderson made uniquely his own.

Author: Gerry Anderson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448149401

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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The critically acclaimed memoir from the well-loved broadcaster Gerry Anderson Gerry Anderson broadcast every day out of Londonderry, which once upon a time was called Doire Colmcille, evolving, under the influence of the English, into LondonDerry in the 17th century. On a dark night now, asked about your destination by a shadowy figure, 'Derry' might be the right answer or the wrong answer. 'Stroke City', on the other hand, addresses the issue with wry neutrality. Gerry Anderson was anything but neutral about his life, his country and his work. SURVIVING IN STROKE CITY is a sharp, evocative, often surreal meditation on a world that Anderson made uniquely his own.

Stroke

Margaret Cromarty was a nurse who suffered a catastrophic stroke aged just 43, which left her with Locked-In Syndrome.

Author: Margaret Cromarty

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846192951

Category: Medical

Page: 119

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Margaret Cromarty was a nurse who suffered a catastrophic stroke aged just 43, which left her with Locked-In Syndrome. Still paralysed even now, with the aid of an on-screen keyboard she has written this unflinching account of her treatment. It describes the frustrations of being fully aware but ignored as a person by carers unable to communicate effectively, and the painfully slow steps towards rehabilitation.It contains vital lessons for health professionals caring for victims of stroke, and for families and friends of patients. 'I learned later that the doctors expected that I would die. They made a poor attempt at concealing this expectation. They discussed me over me. I was dismayed at the negative vibes they exuded each time they came to see me. I felt that they had written me off already. Of course they can have had little idea of how their behaviour affected me. I just lay there, seemingly unresponsive, just existing, unable to enlighten them as to what was going on inside my head.' - Margaret Cromarty.

Stroke

look upon stroke rehabilitation as a far-off process that can be deferred to some
distant place and time. ... PROGNOSIS FOR FUNCTION IN STROKE
SURVIVORS A conceptual scheme for assessing the functional potential of each
surviving ...

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Category: Cerebrovascular disease

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Social Support in Surviving Stroke Victims

During my clinical training I noticed that stroke survivors who received higher scores on cognitive retraining tasks received more visitors compared to those who did not have any visitors at all.

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Category: Cerebrovascular disease

Page: 48

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During my clinical training I noticed that stroke survivors who received higher scores on cognitive retraining tasks received more visitors compared to those who did not have any visitors at all. I became interested in the different dynamics that patients encountered on a daily basis. In my opinion, patients seemed to perform better than others if they had more social support. I also noticed that those patients that were aware of death and were not afraid to die also performed better on neuropsychological testing. Results show rate of recovery for a stroke survivor is positively correlated with amount and type of social support received and perceived by the survivor.

Evaluation of Functional Capacity After Stroke with Special Emphasis on Motor Function and Activities of Daily Living

l - ADL dependence Three months and one year after the stroke , the surviving
patients were quite dependent on another person in instrumental ADL , such as
household work , psychosocial functions and intellectual activity . The
dependency ...

Author: Birgitta Lindmark

Publisher:

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Category: Cerebrovascular disease

Page: 40

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Fundamentals of stroke care

PERCENTAGE OF STROKE PATIENTS WITH ASSOCIATED DISEASES
hypertension 30 , 1973 , had diagnosed ... previous CVA A survivors non - srions
diabetes mellitus INCIDENCE AND IMPACT OF ASSOCIATED DISEASES other
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How to Prevent a Stroke

Two - thirds of all stroke survivors may be disabled . more than 150,000 die ,
estimates the American Heart Association ( AHA ) . And , although it doesn't
receive nearly as much attention or press coverage , stroke is the third leading
cause of ...

Author: Peggy Jo Donahue

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9780878577859

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 302

View: 704

Explains what causes a stroke, describes therapy for stroke victims, and discusses risk factors and preventative measures

Promoting Stroke Recovery

Chapter 15 One of the challenges in discussing the needs of stroke patients in
the community is that this population is such a diverse group . Stroke survivors
may be young or old , minimally or severely im - paired , employed or
unemployed ...

Author: Kathryn Schofield Bronstein

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 325

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Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation

No difference in functional outcome between diabetic and nondiabetic stroke
survivors has been noted in these studies . Only a single retrospective study has
shown an unfavorable functional outcome in diabetics after acute stroke .
Pulsinelli ...

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Stroke

According to the American Heart Association ( AHA ) , stroke strikes an estimated
500,000 Americans each year and kills 150,000 . And while more people are
surviving strokes now than ever before ( the death rate declined more than 50 ...

Author: Jennifer Hay

Publisher: Peoples Medical Society

ISBN: 9781882606221

Category: Medical

Page: 191

View: 870

Answers common questions about the causes and effects of strokes, and discusses ways to reduce the risk of stroke, retore mobility after a stroke, and find home health care services for those recovering from a stroke

Stroke Sourcebook

Basic Consumer Health Information about Stroke, Including Ischemic,
Hemorrhagic, and Mini Strokes, as Well as Risk ... Patients who stop taking
cholesterol - lowering drugs within a year of surviving a stroke had a two - fold
increased risk of ...

Author: Amy L. Sutton

Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 653

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Provides updated information about stroke, its causes, risk factors, diagnosis, acute and long-term treatment, and recent innovations in poststroke care.

Surgery for Cerebrovascular Disease

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States . It is the underlying
cause of approximately 8 percent of all deaths reported in this country . Because
the majority of patients survive their first stroke and remain disabled , the ...

Author: Wesley S. Moore

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 713

View: 646

Dedicated to the surgical management and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, this excellent and thoroughly comprehensive text is authored by respected experts in various surgical fields, such as general, neurological, cardiac, and vascular surgery. Chapters cover natural history, diagnosis, pathology, pathogenesis, and medical management. This essential surgical volume has been revised to include current developments and more technique.

Educational Guide for Patients and Families Following Stroke

flare up of your own medical problems or a new illness , chronic fatigue , and
rough handling of the stroke survivor . When ignored , caregiver stress can lead
to abuse and neglect of your family member or nursing home placement . What
can ...

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Category: Brain

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1993 Scientific Sessions Abstracts

SURVIVING A STROKE : THE FIRST MONTHS Susan L . Folden , PhD , CRRN
Barry University Strokes remain the third ... Most of the research focusing on
stroke survivors have quantitatively measured their functional status and reliance
on ...

Author: Sigma Theta Tau International. Convention

Publisher:

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Category: Nursing

Page: 385

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Comeback the Story of My Stroke

A few years of this and I'm sure an important breakthrough can be made in
preventing strokes and in maintaining a higher ... The surviving stroke victim can
be a completely functional person , capable of a full life and of providing for his
family .

Author: Robert E. Van Rosen

Publisher:

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Category: Cerebrovascular disease

Page: 222

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After a Stroke

The tips included in this book cover everything from dressing, hair care, cooking, and airline travel to using a computer and alleviating pain. Many activities that we take for granted can become a challenge after surviving a stroke.

Author: Cleo Hutton

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458739759

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

View: 658

The American Stroke Association estimates that about 4,800,000 stroke survivors are alive today and about 700,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. After a Stroke: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier is addressed to this wide audience. Because hospital stays after a stroke are often short compared to the lengthy period of rehabilitation and gradual return of function, After a Stroke concentrates on the home recovery process after a stroke and assists those patients and their families in attempting to grow from patient back to person. The author, a twelve-year stroke survivor and nurse, gives readers tips she learned and used herself during her recovery. She addresses topics such as communication, emotional liability, safety issues, personal care, relaxation techniques, and intimacy issues. The tips included in this book cover everything from dressing, hair care, cooking, and airline travel to using a computer and alleviating pain. Many activities that we take for granted can become a challenge after surviving a stroke. After a Stroke describes in detail how to accomplish daily living routines, combat fatigue, enjoy recreational activities, and how to turn stroke deficits into assets. The book frankly discusses self-esteem issues and using humor as a healing tool. No subject is off limits. Hutton leaves no gaps in relating what families and fellow stroke survivors need to know to live a full life post stroke. With over 300 tips to assist stroke survivors, this book offers tried and true methods for coping with the aftermath of a stroke. It is a very useful reference guide and can be read in sections depending on the reader's area of interest. The book's mission is to foster independence for people living with stroke and promote healing through a positive outlook. After a Stroke is an essential tool for all stroke survivors and their families.

Gerontologic Palliative Care Nursing

Over the past two decades , the number of patients surviving their strokes has
increased ; currently , there are an estimated 4 . 6 million stroke survivors in the
United States ( AHA , 2001 ) . This is partially attributed to improved management
of ...

Author: Marianne Matzo

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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This new book provides a valuable resource for practicing nurses at all levels in the health care continuum who care for older adults at the end of life. The focus of the book is on enhancing the quality of life for older adult patients and families who have progressive, incurable illnesses. Focuses on quality end-of-life nursing care and its impact from a palliative care perspective. Addresses active and compassionate care therapies to enhance physical, psychological, social, and spiritual domains of life. Explores the spiritual, social, and psychological aspects of key nursing competencies at the end of life and progresses to the more evidence-based information and interventions related to pain, symptom management, disease progression, and care of the dying elder. Includes Case Studies which help put the content into a more humanistic perspective. Provides Evidence-Based Practice boxes that apply current research to findings.