Billions of dollars are spent each year researching stroke rehabilitation and treatment techniques, but most are not well communicated to patients or caregivers. As a result, many stroke survivors are treated with outdated or ineffective therapies. Stronger After Stroke puts the power of recovery in the reader s hands by providing easy instructions for reaching the highest possible level of healing. Written for stroke survivors, their caregivers, and their loved ones, the book presents a new approach that is startling in its simplicity: stroke survivors recover by using the same learning techniques that anyone uses to master anything. Basic concepts are covered, including repetition of task-specific movements, proper scheduling of practice, challenges at each stage of recovery, and setting goals and recognizing achievements. Stronger After Stroke bridges the gap between stroke survivors and what they desperately need: easily understandable and scientifically accurate information on how to achieve optimal rehabilitation.
Stronger After Stroke is a motivational, insirational, practicel and all-inclsive book that every stroke survivor should read!
By Kathy Spencer - October 17, 2008
Stronger After Stroke is motivational, inspirational, insightful, practical and all inclusive! Every stroke survivor should read this book. The author states that if after your stroke, you've accepted your decline the book isn't for you. It's for survivors who want to get better!
It's refreshing to read a book that focuses on recovery rather than adapting one's lifestyle to the stroke. The author states throughout the book that the most important person in the recovery process is the survivor and that it takes hard work for possibly years. One must persevere with patience and never give up. Our brains have the ability to rewire but it takes repetitive, meaningful movements for that rewiring to take place. Levine explains how the brain works and how recovery works with specific tasks to aid in recovery.
We have to take charge of our own recovery. Levine suggests we need to be researchers and read up on the latest stroke recovery research and lists websites... read more
Most Promising, Uplifting Stroke Book Yet!!
By Nancy Hoffman - January 26, 2009
My husband had a stroke in June 2008. I think I have read just about everything on the subject. THIS book has been OUR favorite, by far. It just matches our recovery philosophy very well and we have learned LOTS of things that no doctor or therapist has taken the time to share with us.
If you are a MOTIVATED survivor who doesn't mind working for your recovery, this book will give you lots of ideas, hope, and the knowledge that you have been on the right track all along.
Most informative stroke recovery book on the market!
By Stephanie R. Wolfram "Stroke survivor" - January 30, 2009
I wish this book would have been available after I stroked in April of '07. I read and researched so much about stroke from many different sources. This book covers it all in one place and is for the motivated stroke survivor. It is definitely a "must read" for stroke survivors, caregivers, and their family/friends. I rate it the highly coveted 5 stars.