Home Care and Safety, associated conditions, problem areas, treatment options, behavioral, emotional consequences, realistic goals, future expectations, resources, brain training, safety practices, Rehabilitation exercises, are covered. Provided for readers is a safety checklist that is so helpful in setting up a safe environment at home and rehab throughout daily activity. Understanding conditions with safety, care, rehabilitation at home, ongoing communication of those affected is the primary focus.
This book compiles researching current health care and home care nursing or caretaker assistant practices emphasizing safety with reviewing valuable lessons learned and studied in over 30 years since the author 'awoke' from a coma, revealing his own partial paralysis or hemiparesis and beginning the road back and successful career.
Many people with hemiparesis, reportedly up to 40% yearly after a traumatic brain injury, stroke, sci or other cause experience a major fall accident within one year's time. While no amount of preparation can 100 percent eliminate post-stroke or tbi accidents, much is preventable by taking appropriate safety measures and adjusting the home environment
.At first, the sudden and drastic change may seem as if there can be no normal life and that personal and family goals, however successful family living, careers, friendships and reaching goals can still be attained
. Sure, there is work to do for the individual affected with their own professional therapists in what can seem as a long road back but many of us can become highly motivated
as small steps are achieved and goals in recovery are reached.
- Overview of Hemiparesis, Brain Injuries, Footdrop, Spasticity and associated conditions
- Care, Rehabilitation, Exercises, Safety
- Equipment, Assistive Devices, Self care, Safety
- Behavioral and Emotional Consequences
- Long Term Outlook
- Creating a save home environment
- Mind Brain Improvement
- Articles and Insights from Authors' personal experience and interviews
- Resources as described
- Review Detail contents in Sample Look Inside
Readers will benefit greatly from this guide and valuable website references In About the Author section, with the bonus safety checklist and references
, linked to in the book . Also provided at authors website are valuable resources for professional associations, forums, RSS new feeds and social media links where people can make connections with other families or affected people of all ages, links to online rehabilitation and exercise videos, personal blogs and news of research and success stories.From the author - "I want to be clear in the introduction that I am not a health professional but rather an engineer that has had partial paralysis on one side with the accompanying footdrop effect and at times spasticity effects. This is written with a deep care for my brothers and sisters affected as I have been, plus their families or caretakers.
As an engineer living with effects of hemiparesis for over thirty years, besides the research on care and rehabilitation, I offer care, safety and insights on conditions as dropfoot, spasticity and cognitive effects with my own analysis and added expert research on improving the mind body. In later sections of the book. I've added personal articles on experiencing conditions in daily life from simply walking safely to communication issues personally and in the workplace."Leon Edward is one of the almost 80% who did not have full recovery after a gunshot to his head / neck and has lived with hemiparesis effects for decades
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