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After a Stroke: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier Paperback – June 10, 2005
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"Hutton is a nurse and an encouraging facilitator, and she will get you back on your feet following a stroke. Her area of expertise is post-stroke recovery at home, and as a 12-year stroke survivor, she certainly knows her stuff... Hutton inspires hope, a vital soothing force in the road to recovery." -- Kirkus Reports
"For the new stroke survivor, this book is helpful in not only providing specific tips but also in showing how stroke recovery is a journey. For those who may be further from the event and actively seeking new paths to recovery new ideas are provided. If you looking for a gift for someone who is new to stroke or in the first few years following a stroke, this is a good option." --Stroke Network (Stroke Network 20100503)
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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.
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In the preface Hutton explains the event of stroke. Topics covered include what happened, risk factors, and an introduction to stroke recovery. A stated goal is to help survivors gain more independence. New stroke survivors and family members will find her context useful. The beginning of the book has many tips for those new to stroke. She covers areas, which may have been covered in therapy. It is often difficult to remember everything you have been taught in therapy. Therefore this book can serves as a reminder. It also covers areas which therapists may have missed or which you may not remember.
Hutton covers a lot of ground. In addition to basics, like showering and dressing, areas covered include cooking, using the telephone, car transfers, airline travel, adaptive recreation and driving. Tips for building new brain connections, pet care and using the computer are given. Other categories include home maintenance, carrying things, laundry and moving furniture. She spends some time writing about relationships, partners, family and friends.
One helpful section is on self-esteem. In this segment Hutton writes about changes, which occur with stroke, and the need for positive thinking. She touches on the need for humor.
As the stroke survivor progresses in their recovery some original adaptations may no longer be needed.Read more ›
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Should be on every stroke-survivor's reading list. Wonderful information! I can recommend it wholeheartedly.Published 9 months ago by Elizabeth P. Phillips
This book does not seem to have much new. Just a rehash of tips and ideas that have been around for a while. For me, it was a waste of money.Published 10 months ago by sassafrizzle
This is not a book you have to read all at once. I skimmed a few chapters and picked up some good tips. Good resource for both stroke survivors and their caregivers/partners.Published 11 months ago by David Curtiss
It's interesting, but a bit prescriptive. Wish I'd read it sooner, not two years after my stroke. Good advice on clueing up the family about the impact of a stroke.Published 13 months ago by trapezoid
Excellent tips, purchased for someone with spinal cord damage requiring use of only one side of body. Wonderful and enlightening. Excellent purchasePublished 15 months ago by Health Reader
The best book on the subject - I plan to donate to the Kessler institute to help their therapist Thank youPublished 16 months ago by Dennis McGinnis