BOOKS WE RECOMMEND
We have found these books to be informational and inspiring.
Stronger After Stroke:
Your Roadmap to Recoveryby Peter G. Levine
Stronger After Stroke puts the power of recovery in the reader's hands by providing simple-to-follow instructions for reaching the highest possible level of recovery. Basic concepts covered include repetition of task-specific practice, proper scheduling of practice, setting goals and measuring recovery.
Excellent explanation of neuroplasticity and its role in improvement.
Life After Stroke:
The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) by Joel Stein, Julie K. Silver, Elizabeth Pegg Frates
In this compassionate guide, three expert physicians who treat people with stroke describe how to navigate the path to recovery. Their practical advice on treatment, rehabilitation, and lifestyle changes is also designed to help prevent another stroke.
Drs. Stein, Silver, and Frates begin by explaining how stroke occurs and what happens when different parts of the brain are injured. They describe diagnostic tools such as CT scans and MRIs as well as medications used to prevent and treat stroke, and they explain in detail how stroke survivors can heal optimally.
Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soulby by Stuart Brown
Backed by the latest research, Play explains why play is essential to our social skills, adaptability, intelligence, creativity, ability to problem solve and more. Particularly in tough times, we need to play more than ever, as it's the very means by which we prepare for the unexpected, search out new solutions, and remain optimistic. A fascinating blend of cutting-edge neuroscience, biology, psychology, social science, and inspiring human stories of the transformative power of play.
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