Can I tell you about having a Stroke?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
Features Fred - a man who has had a stroke. In this title, Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt the... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Coping with Problems & Illness
||General/trade;Children/juvenile;Professional and scholarly
Description of this Book
Meet Fred - a man who has had a stroke. Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt their lifestyle. He also gives advice on how to offer support to someone who has had a stroke, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation. With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who has had a stroke, from child to adult. It will help readers to understand and explain what a stroke is and encourage open discussion among family members, carers and friends. The 'Can I tell you about...?' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions and other issues that affect our lives. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences, the challenges they face, and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Stroke can be a terrifying experience for both the patient and the family. This wonderful little book explains everything clearly and will I am sure both educate and reassure families who have to live through a very difficult experience. Tony Rudd CBE, Professor of Stroke Medicine Kings College London, National Clinical Director for Stroke NHS England, London Stroke Clinical Director This is a wonderful book which tells the story of Granddad Fred and his stroke. It provides a child-friendly explanation of a complicated condition with unfamiliar problems in very simple terms, which may be useful for adults as well. The book treats the topic with sensitivity and warmth. It explains the 'FAST' campaign and underlines the importance of getting someone with a suspected stroke to hospital very quickly. It also explains why the stroke may have happened, the problems Granddad has afterwards and the professionals who help him and Joan with rehabilitation. The illustrations bring Granddad Fred and his stroke to life. Professor Avril Drummond, Occupational Therapist, Professor of Healthcare Research and Director of Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
Dr Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia are both lecturers in Occupational Therapy at the University of East Anglia, UK. Lisa has extensive experience in the field of neurological rehabilitation. She has formulated and evaluated a treatment programme for individuals who have experienced visual problems following a stroke. Swee has publications within the area of perceptual difficulties. Katie Stanton is a Bristol-based illustrator who studied Contemporary Art at the University of Huddersfield.