It is estimated that there are up to 30 strokes every minute throughout the world. A stroke can be fatal or disabling, while others are purely temporary with a recovery time of less than 24 hours. Whatever the case, a stroke is always serious and as well as having physical and mental consequences for the sufferer, it can also have a significant effect on other family members. This book gives the basic information needed to understand what a stroke is, how to spot the risk factors that may contribute to a stroke, and how to take steps to deal with the repercussions, including details on: What happens in a stroke; The different types of stroke; Stroke recovery and rehabilitation; Medication and aids and equipment for independent living; and Source: World Stroke Campaign.
Product code: AGXWM
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Dimensions: 19.8cm x 15.8cm
Publish date: 01/07/2013
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