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Highs, Lows, and Plateaus: A Path to Recovery from Stroke

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This book is a must read. It is a valuable resource for stroke survivors, anyone whose life has been affected by stroke, and health care professionals working in rehabilitation. While the focus may be on recovery from stroke, much of the information in this book could apply to traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Written in an easy to understand, conversational tone, co ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published March 13th 2014 by Authorhouse
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Diane Hernandez
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This is an important book about the symptoms, effects and treatments for strokes. I read this book because my mother-in-law had a stroke 20 years ago and I was curious if treatment options had changed. The answer, as described in this book, is that there are many more options now than back then, which is great news even for those that had their strokes years ago.

The book uses layman's terms or provides clear definitions of any medical terms making it an excellent reference for caregivers trying
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Anne
“Highs, Lows, and Plateaus: a path to recovery from stroke” is an easy-to-understand guide to recovery after a stroke or brain injury. It challenges health care professionals who concentrate on helping patients to cope rather than understand their condition and explores breakthrough treatment options.
The book provides hope and inspiration for continuum along the path of recovery. Each step along the path is supported by basic science, concepts of neuroplasticity and the resilience of the human
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Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who have strokes in their families.
Recommended to S by: Goodreads
I won this book on Goodreads. I entered with the intention of giving it away to a close friend whose cousin has suffered a stroke. Now, after reviewing this book, I will do just that.

The book is very well organized and written. You don't have to have a degree in medicine to understand the terminology. This book describes in great detail of how strokes can happen, different options for recovery from strokes, and provides a list of contacts for more support and information. However, since I am Can
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Lauren Wallace
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"The acronym stands for face; arms; speech; time - providing for a quick assessment of the warning signs of stroke and emphasizing the need to call 911 immediately if a stroke is suspected." (13)

I would like to thank Authorhouse for an advance copy of this book!

I found this book very helpful and easy to understand. It was filled with resources and helpful sheets to write notes. This book flowed really well and was an enjoyable read!

This book is a very quick read; as I read it in a couple of hou
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John Allison
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Being a Paramedic and having dealt with very many stroke patients and their families, I find that this book is informative and may help families gain an insight in the road travelled after a stroke.
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