There is a lack of understanding of the life changing consequences of brain injury and the crucial importance of rehabilitation is far from being recognised. This book tells Joy's story, a survivor of a thalamic infarct, which has left her with an intensely distressing feeling of being disconnected from herself and the world. Her problems include severe fatigue, reduced sensory perception, the inability to experience the passage of time and difficulty with spatial navigation. The book gives a rare understanding of what it is like to live with the severe after effects of brain damage. It also shows the value of rehab and how, with support, it is possible to lead a full and meaningful life.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm