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Beneficial categories relevant to this book: Stroke Recovery, Biography, Caregiving, Health & Medicine, Neurological Disease, Physical Rehabilitation, General Medical story readers.
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What others are saying about One Stroke, Two Survivors... It is my hope that the medical system will take heed of patients experiences like the Kleimans. The management of stroke and its after- math can evolve into a comprehensive multidisciplinary specialty that economizes on office visits and simplifies the burden of the stroke victim and caregiver. Such an advance will not only improve the quality of life but also ultimately cost the system less, as stroke victims can more easily return home rather than to the long-term care environment. Michael E. Felver, M.D., Medical Director of Sub-Acute Services, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation I was moved by your book. You had the courage to bare your soul and honestly describe your difficult journey. I especially liked the "Lessons Learned" at the end of each chapter and that you covered all areas of a persons life that are affected by stroke, not shying away from sensitive subjects. I think your book will be a valuable resource to other stroke survivors and their families, but especially to health-care providers who deal with patients with stroke and other brain injuries. I would highly recommend your book to medical students, residents, nursing students and students of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology. Gerda E. Klingbeil, M.D., Psychiatrist, Medical College of Wisconsin; a specialist in brain injury rehabilitation The mission of the Cleveland Clinic Press is to increase health literacy and dispel myths and misinformation about medicine, health care, and treatment. CCP publishes non-fiction consumer books and other media for the medical, health, nutrition, and exercise markets, providing the most useful and authoritative information vetted by the experts of The Cleveland Clinic. CCPs books are for patients, families, parents of children with health problems, and the children themselves. Our authors include leading authorities from The Cleveland Clinic as well as a diverse list of experts drawn from other medical and health institutions whose research and treatment breakthroughs have helped countless people. Herb and Berenice Kleiman are partners in love, marriage, and business. For 38 years, they worked together, traveled the world, and raised a family. They were always there for each other. Sharing the same cultural interests and life goals, they annually visited the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and would often see a half-dozen plays in a few days. This was one of their passions. Thats where they were on the morning of July 14, 2001, when Herb began to show signs of a stroke. As Herbs symptoms worsened, Berenice knew that every decision she made was critical to his survival. Should she try to find a small local hospitalwhich might not have what Herb needed? Or should she drive several hours home to The Cleveland Clinic where the most advanced medical care was available? This heart-wrenching, page-turning story is about not only the race to save Herbs life, but also Berenices fight to overcome the intricacies and challenges of todays health-care system. The lessons Berenice and Herb learned along the way can benefit other current and potential caregivers. Just as the Kleimans lives changed in an instant, so can anyones.
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