Recovery after Stroke

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-19
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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One third of people after stroke, having survived the first few weeks, return home with significant residual disability, and can therefore benefit from an active, multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme. This is a comprehensive guide to rehabilitation after stroke, in which leading international authorities set out the basic neuroscientific principles that underlie brain recovery, including chapters on neural plasticity and neural imaging, and describe appropriate rehabilitation strategies for the many different functional problems that can arise after stroke. These include movement disorders, sensory loss, dysphagia and dysarthria, problems with continence and secual difficulties, and cognitive disorders. Also covered are measurement of disability and quality of life, assistive technology and vocational rehabilitation. It is therefore an essential handbook and reference for all members of the multidisciplinary stroke rehabilitation team, including medical personnel, therapists, clinical neuropsychologists and rehabilitation nurses.

Table of Contents

Strokes: background, epidemiology, aetiology and avoiding recurrence
Principles of recovery after stroke
Regenerative ability in the central nervous system
Cerebral reorganisation after sensorimotor stroke
Imaging brain in recovery after stroke
Measurement in stroke - disability and quality of life
Evidence based stroke rehabilitation
Is early rehabilitation useful?
Community rehabilitation after stroke
Physical therapy and assessment
Movement disorders after stroke
Post-stroke spasticity and pain
Sensory loss and proprioceptive rehabilitation
Continence after stroke
Sexual problems after stroke
Rehabilitation of visual disorders after stroke
Dysphasia and dysarthria
Cognitive problems after stroke
Dementia after stroke
Depression and fatigue after stroke
Sleep disorders after stroke
Assistive technology
Vocational rehabilitation
A patient's perspective
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