The physical effects of a stroke are often the most obvious, and hospitals can offer medication and therapy to help alleviate them. However, the psychological consequences of having a stroke, such as memory problems or depression are often ignored. Includes the voices of stroke survivors and their carers, this book provides learning tools and practical guidance to aid in recovery from the psychological effects of a stroke. With insight from many people who have experienced a stroke, this book focuses on what stroke survivors can do, rather than what they cannot. Using exercises, such as mindfulness techniques, to help move towards an acceptance of the long-term side effects, this book delivers a positive message to help survivors of strokes live a better and happier life.
Evaluating the major strategies used to prevent stroke recurrence, such as antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies, this reference assesses the efficacy of pharmacological interventions, therapeutic regimens, and quality of care for stroke patients-detecting risk factors and potential mechanisms of stroke to prevent functional disability and increase quality of life, independence, and psychological well-being in post-stroke management programs. Considers the complex issue of cost vs. benefit in post-stroke rehabilitation. Addressing common dysfunctions that occur after stroke, including motor impairment, neurobehavioral changes, cognitive loss, emotional disorders, and dementia, Long-Term Effects of Stroke discusses the patterns and epidemiology of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke the development of neurobiologically based therapeutic strategies the possible emergence of depression, anxiety, mania, and psychosis after stroke pharmacological and cell-based modalities to enhance stroke recovery Offering perspectives from leading international authorities in the field, Long-Term Effects of Stroke is a unique and valuable guide for clinical neurologists; cardiologists; cardiovascular specialists; cardiac, cardiovascular, and vascular surgeons; neurosurgeons; primary care, family practice, emergency room, and internal medicine physicians; physiologists; nurses, paramedical, and emergency medical personnel; and medical school students in these disciplines.
Increasing evidence identifies the possibility of restoring function to the damaged brain via exogenous therapies. One major target for these advances is stroke, where most patients can be left with significant disability. Treatments have the potential to improve the victim's quality of life significantly and reduce the time and expense of rehabilitation. Brain Repair After Stroke reviews the biology of spontaneous brain repair after stroke in animal models and in humans. Detailed chapters cover the many forms of therapy being explored to promote brain repair and consider clinical trial issues in this context. This book provides a summary of the neurobiology of innate and treatment-induced repair mechanisms after hypoxia and reviews the state of the art for human therapeutics in relation to promoting behavioral recovery after stroke. Essential reading for stroke physicians, neurologists, rehabilitation physicians and neuropsychologists.
Stroke is a leaning cause of disability in older persons & an important cause of disability in younger people. Rehab. aims to hasten & maximize recovery from stroke by treating the disabilities. caused by the stroke. It serves to restore function, teach people with disabilities. new ways to perform daily activities, & provide critical educ. & support for the stroke survivor & family. This Guideline is intended for practitioners who are responsible for the patient's care, from hospitalization through rehabilitation & after return home or to another community residence.
After Stroke: Enhancing Quality of Life brings together an extraordinary selection of advice, practical survivor techniques, information about resources, and personal stories of triumph. It is designed to help those who have experienced a stroke attain the highest quality of life possible, under their new physical restrictions. Recuperating from a stroke is an arduous process that has only just begun when the survivor is released from the hospital. This book shows anyone interested how to create an effective climate for healing and how to help the survivor realize his/her fullest recovery potential. It offers varied perspectives of everyone involved with a stroke: the patient, the family, and friends as well as the team of specialized physicians, nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, and diverse therapists. Through its interesting and varied essays, After Stroke: Enhancing the Quality of Life offers the reader a clearer understanding of the injuries that the body as well as the mind have sustained. This anthology is carefully designed to present enhanced perspectives into all aspects of the healing and recovery processes that follow the personal tragedy of a stroke.
Now in its third edition, Stronger After Stroke puts the power of recovery in the reader's hands by providing simple-to-follow instructions for reaching the highest possible level of recovery. The book’s neuroplastic recovery model stresses repetition of task-specific practice, proper scheduling of practice, setting goals, and measuring progress to achieve optimal results. Researcher Peter G Levine breaks down the science and gives survivors evidence-based tools to retrain the brain and take charge of recovery. In easy-to-read sections, Stronger After Stroke introduces readers to leading-edge stroke recovery information while simplifying the process to attain specific benchmarks. Also included is a sample recovery schedule, a helpful glossary of frequently used stroke recovery terms, and a list of resources for readers to research emerging stroke recovery options. The new Third Edition of Stronger After Stroke features: Complete update of all chapters to reflect new knowledge about maximizing recovery The latest research insights applied to individual recovery programs Steps to cope with challenges at each stage of recovery and achieve success DIY strategies to save time and money New chapters on using electrical stimulation, reducing post-stroke pain, and understanding spasticity
This updated edition offers caregivers of stroke patients extensive information on understanding, treating, and recovering from this debilitating condition. Expert advice covers topics from physical rehabilitation to emotional issues, providing help and hope for the millions whose lives are touched by stroke.
This book highlights the underlying importance of post-stroke complications during recovery, allowing healthcare professionals managing stroke patients to understand their frequency and identify which patients are at risk of developing such complications. Complications are categorised into neurological and non-neurological, and the time-frame for these complications both in the short-term and long-term are discussed. The common practices in managing post-stroke complications and the skills required in their prevention are described, as is the evidence base from clinical trials around their management. The book concludes with a discussion of new developments and research priorities for the future. Management of Post-Stroke Complications is aimed at members of the multidisciplinary stroke team, stroke physicians, neurologists, general practitioners, stroke specialists in training, and medical students.
This updated edition of Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management delivers convenient access to the latest research findings and management approaches for cerebrovascular disease. Picking up from where J. P. Mohr and colleagues left off, a new team of editors — Drs. Grotta, Albers, Broderick, Kasner, Lo, Mendelow, Sacco, and Wong — head the sixth edition of this classic text, which is authored by the world’s foremost stroke experts. Comprehensive, expert clinical guidance enables you to recognize the clinical manifestations of stroke, use the latest laboratory and imaging studies to arrive at a diagnosis, and generate an effective medical and surgical treatment plan. Abundant full-color CT images and pathology slides help you make efficient and accurate diagnoses. Data from late-breaking endovascular trials equips you with recent findings. Includes comprehensive coverage of advances in molecular biology of cell death; risk factors and prevention; advances in diagnostics and stroke imaging; and therapeutic options, including a thorough review of thrombolytic agents and emerging data for endovascular therapy. Features brand-new chapters on Intracellular Signaling: Mediators and Protective Responses; The Neurovascular Unit and Responses to Ischemia; Mechanisms of Cerebral Hemorrhage; Stroke Related to Surgery and Other Procedures; Cryptogenic Stroke; and Interventions to Improve Recovery after Stroke. Highlights new information on genetic risk factors; primary prevention of stroke; infectious diseases and stroke; recovery interventions such as robotics, brain stimulation, and telerehabilitation; and trial design. Details advances in diagnostic tests, such as ultrasound, computed tomography (including CT angiography and CT perfusion), MRI (including MR perfusion techniques), and angiography. Includes extracted and highlighted evidence levels.
For many years, stroke was viewed as an inevitable consequence of getting old. For stroke patients there seemed little to be done, except making them more comfortable.Things have begun to change, moving towards better treatment and care for stroke through specialist services and key interventions, such as stroke units, immediate scanning, thrombolysis and Early Supported Discharge.The publication of the NAO report 'Reducing Brain Damage: Faster Access to Better Stroke Care (HC 452)' in November 2005 highlighted how these developments can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of stroke care. As a result, the Department of Health is working to develop a comprehensive national stroke strategy, crossing prevention, urgent care, hospital care, community support and social care.This publication 'Joining Forces to Deliver Improved Stroke Care' sets out recommendations from expert project groups for a new national stroke care strategy, while also examining key messages and examples of good practice arising from the October 2006 'Joining Forces to Deliver Improved Stroke Care' conference hosted by the NAO