Stroke: Answers at your FingertipsAuthors: Dr Anthony Rudd, Penny Irwin, Bridget Penhale
The more you understand about stroke, the more you can speed up your recovery. In this inspiring guide, three leading experts answer over 280 questions from patients. Their practical manual is full of sensible advice that is easy to act upon.
Stroke: Answers at your Fingertips gives you up-to-date and medically accurate information on a whole range of topics. As well as providing clear explanations of the medical processes, tests and treatments, it also covers all aspects of life after stroke – from personal care and mobility, to holidays, money and relationships.
“If you only buy one book about stroke, it should be Stroke at your Fingertips.”
John Barrick, Chief Executive, The Stroke Association
“Full of common sense, completely down to earth, and does not avoid the most difficult questions.”
Christina Meacham, Chief Executive, Different Strokes
About the Authors:
Anthony Rudd MA, MB, BChir, FRCP (London) Consultant Stroke Physician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London; Programme Director (Stroke), Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London; President, British Association of Stroke Physicians.
Penny Irwin RGN, MSc is Clinical Effectiveness Facilitator, Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London.
Bridget Penhale MSc, CQSW is Senior Lecturer in Gerontology, University of Sheffield and is the British Association of Social Workers representative on the RCP Intercollegiate Working Party on Stroke.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 What is a stroke?
Part 3 The first few days
Part 4 Getting moving again
Part 5 Swallowing and nutrition
Part 6 Speech and language
Part 7 Personal care
Part 8 Memory, mood and sleep
Part 9 Pain and sensation
Part 10 The senses
Part 11 Living with disability
Part 12 Why have I had a stroke and what can I do to prevent another one?
Part 13 Discharge from hospital
Part 14 Relationships
Part 15 Leisure, work and money
Part 16 Research and future developments