Resource Library – Books Related to Stroke

Library Resources and Online Check-out: Books Related to Stroke
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    1. After a Stroke 500 Tips For Living Well
    Cleo Hutton
    A book filled with practical tips and support to help you cope with the lifestyle changes that come in the wake of a stroke.
    2. Don't Leave Me This Way or When I Get Back on My Feet You'll be Sorry
    Julia Fox Garrison
    A true story of a Women's fight for her life - and for her dignity - as she struggles to overcome the debilitating affects of her stroke.
    Healing & Happiness After Stroke
    Kari Dahlgren
    This self-help guide is complete with practical exercises and essential habits, provides a much-needed pep-talk for every stroke survivor on their road to recovery.
    4. Healing the Broken Brain
    Dr. Mike Dow, David Dow, and Megan Sutton
    This book consists of the top 100 questions that survivors of stroke and their families ask, with answers from the top physicians and therapists in the country.
    5. Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke
    Joel Stein, M.D; Julie Silver, M.D; and Elizabeth Pegg Frates, M.D.
    Relating patients' experiences and bringing readers up to date on promising new treatments and offers hope to stroke survivors and their families.
    6. Living with Stroke
    Richard Senelick, M.D and Karla Dougherty
    Stroke patients and their families, friends, and caregivers can find the newest facts and figure on the cutting edge theories of neural plasticity, constraint therapy, and more.
    7. My Stroke of Insight
    Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
    Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.
    My Year Off
    Robert McCrum
    McCrum takes reader through his own education about strokes and the frustrating reality that medical science can neither pinpoint the cause of his stroke nor offer any guarantee of recovery.
    9. Peeling the Onion: Reversing the Ravages of Stroke
    William M. Hammesfahr, M.D.
    The day by day description of a revolutionary new treatment where patients rise from their wheelchairs and walk.
    10. Stroke Rebel
    Linda Radestad
    This book shows how an entrepreneur and former model is fighting her way back to living life successfully after a massive stroke at a young age. Linda's story serves as a blueprint and source of realistic hope for stroke survivors.
    11. The Best of Stroke Connection Magazine
    American Heart Association
    A book for survivors, their families and caregivers, health professioals who treat stroke, and all of those whose lives have been touched by stroke.
    12. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Dominique Bauby
    A memoir about the author Jean-Dominique Bauby and his recovery after a massive stroke.