On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover.
For Taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. It taught her that by "stepping to the right" of our left brains, we can uncover feelings of well-being that are often sidelined by "brain chatter." Reaching wide audiences through her talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference and her appearance on Oprah's online Soul Series, Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.
Sections new to the second edition cover the latest research from neuroscience, treatments for recovering sensation as well as recovery strategies for the young stroke survivor. Also included is a breakdown of the phases of recovery and how these phases can provide structure to efforts towards recovery.
Stronger After Stroke promotes:
Repetition of task-specific movementsProper scheduling of practiceChallenges at each stage of recoverySetting goals and recognizing when they have been achieved
The second edition is completely revised throughout incorporating feedback from readers and the latest research data. Peter has written a new chapter on "recovery core concepts" that defines the stages of recovery and explains how these stages can structure efforts toward recovery. There is also a new Question and Answer section culled from the talks Peter regularly gives on the subject.
Get the latest on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke
Have questions and concerns about strokes? This reassuring guide provides invaluable information for stroke victims and their loved ones, from what a stroke is and what it feels like to proven treatments and therapies. You'll see how to implement a plan for preventing stroke, treat the lingering effects of stroke, and maximize home caregiver effectiveness while minimizing fatigue.
Discover how to:Understand what causes different types of stroke Recognize warning signs Get the most out of doctors and hospitals Speed recovery with the best treatments Help prevent future strokes Decide the best living arrangements after stroke
With more than 300 tips, this useful guide offers tried and true methods for coping with the aftermath of a stroke. Written by a stroke survivor and nurse, After a Stroke provides ideas, techniques, and exercises to help:
accomplish daily living routinespromote healing and recoverymake the home safe and accessiblefoster independence and build self-esteemturn stroke deficits into assets
After a Stroke contains everything families and fellow stroke survivors need to know to live a full life post-stroke.
What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more
An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Rewire Your Brain, Rewire Your Life builds the case for hope, tells the stories of Strong Stroke Survivors and provides sound, practical counsel from Powerful Caregivers. Moreover, it outlines a program- RAISE (Reflect, Analyze, Identify, Start, and Evaluate) that can improve a survivor’s specific capability up to 40% or even higher.
This handbook is designed to build capability and hope for those stroke survivors who feel they have reached their limits.
But a rift among his countrymen threatens to send their settlement into chaos. Peace between the evacuees and Hanhau’s tribe depends on the sharing of a precious relic that glows with arcane energy. When danger emerges from the shadowed backcountry, Dam must undertake a desperate mission. It’s the only hope for the Atlanteans to make it home to the surface. It’s the only way to save Hanhau and his people.
Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s—and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it's possible to strengthen positive brain states.
By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of mindfulness practice, you too can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. Using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, you'll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. Most importantly, you will foster positive psychological growth that will literally change the way you live in your day-to-day life.
This book presents an unprecedented intersection of psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice, and is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use every day to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.
Written and edited by practising occupational therapists, the book acknowledges the variety of techniques that may be used in stroke management and the scope of the occupational therapist's role. Chapters span such key topics as early intervention and the theoretical underpinnings of stroke care, as well as the management of motor, sensory, cognitive and perceptual deficits. They are written in a user-friendly style and presented in a form that enables the therapist to review the subject prior to assessment and treatment planning. Complex problems are grouped together for greater clarity.
This second edition has been fully revised and updated in line with the WHO ICF model, National Clinical Guidelines and Occupational Therapy standards. It is produced on behalf of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section - Neurological Practice.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, an American suffers a stroke every forty-five seconds. More than 700,000 Americans each year find themselves struggling to recover from this affliction—and many hundreds of thousands more are there to help them mend.
June Biermann, a stroke survivor, and her coauthor—and caregiver—Barbara Toohey, authors of the bestselling Diabetic's Total Health and Happiness Book, offer this essential source for those recovering from a stroke and those providing them with support.
The Stroke Book offers readers:
- Clear explanations of the science of this often misunderstood condition
- Information on what to expect at the hospital and in rehabilitation
- Analyses of encouraging new developments in stroke therapy, including basic and alternative therapies, and traditional and cutting-edge medications
- Advice on coping with complex rehabilitation needs, including adjustments for nutrition, mobility, and everyday living, and on understanding after-stroke emotional and cognitive changes
- Suggestions for preventing future strokes
- Information on how people recovering from a stroke can reclaim their independence and quality of life—and how caregivers can manage their own stresses and sorrows
- Heartening words on keeping hope alive with patience and fortitude, and the curative power of humor
- Inspiring stories of the stroke and recovery experiences of well-known individuals
With stroke now the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, Biermann and Toohey's optimistic, user-friendly guide to living well after an attack is a vital tool for recovery.
This timely and comprehensive text is structured to follow the acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. It explores the causes, symptoms and effects of stroke, and provides guidance on issues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility and carer support. The text also considers rehabilitation, discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multi-professional team. Acute Stroke Nursing is the definitive reference on acute stroke for all nurses and healthcare professionals wishing to extend their knowledge of stroke nursing.Evidence-based and practical in style, with case studies and practice examples throughout Edited and authored by recognised stroke nursing experts, clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education The first text to explore stroke management from UK and international perspectives, and with a nursing focus
When Clarissa declares she's bi and starts a Gay-Straight Alliance, she unwittingly presses all of Lexie's buttons, so Lexie makes it her job to cut Clarissa down to size. But Lexie goes too far and finds herself an unwitting participant in Clarissa's latest crusade. Both are surprised to find their mutual loathing turning to love.
A change in her family's fortunes begins to unravel Clarissa's seemingly perfect life, and the girls' fledgling love is put to the test. Clarissa and Lexie each have what the other needs to save their relationship and the people they love from forces that could tear them all apart.
Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation is the new gold standard comprehensive guide to the management of stroke patients. Beginning with detailed information on risk factors, epidemiology, prevention, and neurophysiology, the book details the acute and long-term treatment of all stroke-related impairments and complications. Additional sections discuss psychological issues, outcomes, community reintegration, and new research.
Written by dozens of acknowledged leaders in the field, and containing hundreds of tables, graphs, and photographic images, Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation features:
The first full-length discussion of the most commonly-encountered component of neurorehabilitation
Multi-specialty coverage of issues in rehabilitation, neurology, PT, OT, speech therapy, and nursing
Focus on therapeutic management of stroke related impairments and complications
An international perspective from dozens of foremost authorities on stroke
Cutting edge, practical information on new developments and research trends
Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation is a valuable reference for clinicians and academics in rehabilitation and neurology, and professionals in all disciplines who serve the needs of stroke survivors.
interrupted by a strange incomprehensible dream and which awakens him an
uncontrollable desire, mixed with an intense thirst and previously unknown...
Prompted by this new sensation, he decided to leave the tranquility of the
Amazon rainforest and find Alma, a little girl he had rescued in a plane crash
and who, meanwhile, has become a beautiful young woman.
Their overwhelming attraction, magnetic and
irresistible appears at their first meeting and culminates when Alma risk losing
her life and Estrange also fast and noiseless as a feline, and sprung his arms
around her transforming his body in a shield. Alma has no time to react.
Frozen, in spite of herself fascinated by the captivating approach of man, she
tries to resist the temptation to flee. Estrange, in turn, is overwhelmed by a
strange sensation: a wave of uncontrollable desire, mixed with intense thirst
and previously unknown...
Because the man is one of those that mankind hates and
hunts but she does not fear him! When Alma understood that the man who saved
her life on several occasions is a vampire will be too late because their love
is too intense and there in no detour.
An intense love story,
their attraction to the other magnetic
and irresistible charms us, revealing to us the unknown and magical bond between
souls, far above a simple destiny of life and
even beyond interstellar dimensions.
pensée et la créativité, découvre que son dernier livre n'est pas le
fruit de son imagination et que son personnage est réel ! Et si' il
n'était pas un humain ordinaire ? Mais que faire si ce niveau
d'intelligence transcendante apporte avec elle un autre monde ?
Whits est un profiler envoyé par la NSA à Paris il y a déjà 5 ans.
Maintenant, sa mission : trouver l’Auteur, le génie énigmatique derrière
un complot qui menace l'humanité. Mais quand Reth apprend que le
complot n'est que la pointe de l'iceberg, il est plongé dans le
labyrinthe de son propre passé totalement inconnu et il devient un
joueur clé dans un jeu mortel – celui du voyage à travers le temps et
les mondes parallèles.
Un jeu qui est certain d'avoir un impact
dramatique sur le futur de l’humanité.
son âme sœur et leurs destins ont été liés depuis qu’elle était une
jeune enfant. Pendant ce temps, les talents cachés d’Alma sont remarqués
par une organisation secrète qui travaille dans l’ombre et qui est
prête à tout. Dans une bataille pour leurs vies, Estrange est blessé et
séparé d’Alma. Quand Alma le trouve il est dans un état secondaire,
égaré dans le continuum temps oscillant entre deux mondes. Maintenant,
le passé est juste un cauchemar pour Estrange. Est-ce que c’est juste un
vague souvenir ? Ces images dans lesquelles il retrouve sa passion
naissante pour Alma… Images qui le poussent au bord de la réalité et
prennent le contrôle de sa vie… Ou pas ? Si ces visions ne sont qu’un
message désespéré que son âme luttant dans la mort de l’espace-temps
essaye d’envoyer, afin qu’il comprenne que ce cauchemar c’est la vie et
le rêve n'est qu’une impasse ? Prête à tout pour son amant, Alma se
lance dans une campagne de renaissance pour Estrange. Peut-Alma le
sauver ? Avec l’aide de l’ami d’Estrange, Sasakawa, peut-elle percer le
mystère de son existence et de son lien avec Estrange ? Une histoire
d’amour intense, leur attirance pour l’autre magnétique et irrésistible,
nous séduit, nous dévoilant le lien inconnu et magique entre les âmes,
loin au-dessus d’un simple destin de la vie humaine et même au-delà des
dimensions interstellaires. MAUDIT, nous enchante avec un magnifique
conte sur l’amour qui a échoué, mais brûle encore, sur l’amitié et la
loyauté, même si tous sont contre, et sur les mystères du passé et du
présent d’une lignée des vampires qui marchent parmi nous. Et puis... il
y a ceux qui ont été génétiquement modifiés pour chasser les vampires…