Meet Fred - a man who has had a stroke. Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt their lifestyle. He also gives advice on how to offer support to someone who has had a stroke, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation.
With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who has had a stroke, from child to adult. It will help readers to understand and explain what a stroke is and encourage open discussion among family members, carers and friends.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 172 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 9 mm
This is a wonderful book which tells the story of Granddad Fred and his stroke. It provides a child-friendly explanation of a complicated condition with unfamiliar problems in very simple terms, which may be useful for adults as well. The book treats the topic with sensitivity and warmth. It explains the 'FAST' campaign and underlines the importance of getting someone with a suspected stroke to hospital very quickly. It also explains why the stroke may have happened, the problems Granddad has afterwards and the professionals who help him and Joan with rehabilitation. The illustrations bring Granddad Fred and his stroke to life. -- Professor Avril Drummond, Occupational Therapist, Professor of Healthcare Research and Director of Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
A most useful book for families and friends of all those who love and care for stroke sufferers, with a positive and realistic approach. -- HealthyBooks
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