My Stroke of Insight

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ISBN: 9781848942929
Release Date: 2009-03-19
Number of pages: 300
Author: Jill Bolte Taylor
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online My Stroke of Insight in PDF and EPUB On the morning of the 10th December 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four hours. As the damaged left side of her brain – the rational, logical, detail and time-oriented side – swung in an out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realities: the euphoric Nirvana of the intuitive and emotional right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical left brain, that realized Jill was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely. In My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, Taylor brings to light a new perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery that she gained through the intimate experience of awakening her own injured mind. The journey to recovery took eight years for Jill to feel completely healed. Using her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insight gained from her right brain that December morning.


Where Is the Mango Princess

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ISBN: 9780307816191
Release Date: 2012-02-22
Number of pages: 272
Author: Cathy Crimmins
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Where Is the Mango Princess in PDF and EPUB Humorist Cathy Crimmins has written a deeply personal, wrenching, and often hilarious account of the effects of traumatic brain injury, not only on the victim, in this case her husband, but on the family. When her husband Alan is injured in a speedboat accident, Cathy Crimmins reluctantly assumes the role of caregiver and learns to cope with the person he has become. No longer the man who loved obscure Japanese cinema and wry humor, Crimmins' husband has emerged from the accident a childlike and unpredictable replica of his former self with a short attention span and a penchant for inane cartoons. Where Is the Mango Princess? is a breathtaking account that explores the very nature of personality-and the complexities of the heart. Outstanding Book Award Winner from the American Society of Journalists and Authors


Healing the Broken Brain

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ISBN: 9781401952662
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 248
Author: Dr. Mike Dow
Publisher: Hay House, Inc

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Dr. Mike Dow is a best-selling author, psychotherapist, and relationship expert. So why is he writing a book about stroke?

Well, what you probably don’t know about Dr. Mike is that his younger brother, David, is a stroke survivor. What’s more, David’s stroke happened when he only 10 years old. This means most of Dr. Mike’s teenage years were spent witnessing what his family was dealing with trying to find the best treatments for David. He struggled to know what to do to help his brother. He watched helplessly as his brother wrestled with depression, trying to find the motivation to recover on top of the challenges of adolescence. He mourned the loss of what could have been—and he was angry.

How his family would have loved to sit down with top experts in stroke to find out what they should be doing and have their questions answered. Now Dr. Mike has the ability to do just that, and he’s doing it so that others in his family’s position don’t have the same struggle.

Armed with questions from stroke survivors and their loved ones, Dr. Mike talks with the best clinicians across the country to get over 100 answers you need to know to maximize your recovery.


Stronger After Stroke Second Edition

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ISBN: 9781936303472
Release Date: 2012-12-12
Number of pages: 259
Author: Peter G. Levine
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

Download and read online Stronger After Stroke Second Edition in PDF and EPUB Outlines accessible techniques for stroke rehabilitation and recovery, in a guide for patients and caregivers that covers such topics as the importance of scheduling task-specific movements, goal setting, and understanding the challenges of each stage of recovery. Original.


Together in the Space Between

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ISBN: 9781504900584
Release Date: 2015-03-25
Number of pages: 170
Author: Greg Kinsch
Publisher: AuthorHouse

Download and read online Together in the Space Between in PDF and EPUB In Together in the Space Between, author Greg Kinsch compiles information from various disciplines not usually seen as compatible by postindustrial modern man. It discusses how the world and universe operate and how that knowledge can be used to help move the human species toward peace on earth. He begins with the premise that current paradigms won’t work in the coming years because the exponential growth and decay that underlie their functioning is unsustainable. He goes on to say that our product-based way and view of life has had a devastating effect on our understanding of process in our lives. Kinsch goes to the root of the problem and discusses: How the workings of our brain show our perceptions may be unreliable and we may have some control over our own perceptions of happiness The phenomenon of near-death experiences and why they occur more frequently in the modern age Why man is progressing toward a higher consciousness and that these experiences are part of the evolutionary process The zero-point field, a part of quantum physics showing that what seems impossible is capable of being studied and researched World religions and the role they’ve played in the world to this point After admitting the failure of religion to remain open to truth in others, Together in the Space Between offers hope through Kinsch’s unique interpretation of the Eucharist. He offers a survival guide to adapt to the changes that need to be made and are certainly coming.


A Stitch of Time

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ISBN: 9781451697513
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 384
Author: Lauren Marks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Stitch of Time in PDF and EPUB "An eloquent memoir of a 27 year old actress who suffered a massive brain aneurysm onstage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and awoke to discover that she had aphasia, a rare condition in which one loses the ability to speak, read and write"--Provided by publisher.


The Brain s Way of Healing

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ISBN: 9780698191433
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Number of pages: 432
Author: Norman Doidge
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Brain s Way of Healing in PDF and EPUB NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The New York Times–bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition. Winner of the 2015 Gold Nautilus Award in Science & Cosmology In his groundbreaking work The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge introduced readers to neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change its own structure and function in response to activity and mental experience. Now his revolutionary new book shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. The Brain’s Way of Healing describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the energy around us—in light, sound, vibration, and movement—that can awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Doidge explores cases where patients alleviated chronic pain; recovered from debilitating strokes, brain injuries, and learning disorders; overcame attention deficit and learning disorders; and found relief from symptoms of autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy. And we learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia, with simple approaches anyone can use. For centuries it was believed that the brain’s complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease. The Brain’s Way of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly in The Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge uses stories to present cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance and health. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Love Stroke

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ISBN: 9781532002861
Release Date: 2016-10-21
Number of pages: 204
Author: Kelly Marsh
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online Love Stroke in PDF and EPUB At thirty-six years old, Kelly Marsh was a successful businesswoman with roles at the Cincinnati Museum Center and, most recently, chief marketing officer at Thomas More College. Her husband, thirty-nine-year-old Brad Marsh, was a successful entrepreneur and businessman. In Love Stroke, they tell their story after Kelly suffered a stroke August 30, 2009. This memoir narrates the firsthand, chronological views from both the survivor and the primary caregiver, including their life before, the day everything changed, and the first two years of recovery. Kelly and Brad share personal trial-and-error insights from their journey, and they challenge some conventional medical wisdom about what is possible. They also give advice to friends and family on the best way to support their loved one and each other, and they offer useful lessons and resources. Practical and inspirational, the Marshes' story is intended to assist all traumatic brain injury survivors and caregivers, but particularly younger survivors and caregivers as they shape their own destinies in recovery. This book, written by both a young stroke survivor and her husband/caregiver (the roles are not separate), is filled with some great advice for stroke survivors and their loved ones. Despite having taken a full history of Kelly's stroke, and seeing her in clinic on many occasions, I still did not know many parts of her story, and certainly did not know her inner thoughts and emotions. I was fascinated to hear the details from both perspectives, but especially from Kelly and in her own words. —Brett M. Kissela, MD, MS, Albert Barnes Voorheis professor and chair, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Cincinnati


My Year Off

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ISBN: 9780307363695
Release Date: 2011-11-30
Number of pages: 244
Author: Robert McCrum
Publisher: Vintage Canada

Download and read online My Year Off in PDF and EPUB A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. "To all concerned, this book is meant to send a ghostly signal across the dark universe of ill-health that says 'you are not alone.'" - Robert McCrum On July 29, 1995, Robert McCrum, 42, married only ten weeks, suffered a paralyzing stroke. Overnight, his life shifted irrevocably. But this admired novelist and former editorial director of the London publishing house Faber and Faber decided to chronicle what became a remarkable journey "into that mysterious, unexplored territory, the neighbourly world of the unwell," as well as a deeply moving love story.


Moonwalking with Einstein

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ISBN: 1101475978
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Number of pages: 320
Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Moonwalking with Einstein in PDF and EPUB The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Rebooting My Brain

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ISBN: 0984893903
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 226
Author: Maria Ross
Publisher:

Download and read online Rebooting My Brain in PDF and EPUB With refreshing candor, Ross shares how the relentless pace of her life came to a screeching halt when a brain aneurysm ruptured and nearly killed her. Along her stubborn road back to health, her resulting cognitive and emotional challenges forced her to reframe her life, her work, and her identity.


Healing and Happiness After Stroke

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ISBN: 0998371602
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Number of pages:
Author: Kari Dahlgren
Publisher:

Download and read online Healing and Happiness After Stroke in PDF and EPUB You've been working on healing your brain since day one of rehab. But when results start to slow down or you start to feel stuck, then you may have overlooked an equally important part of recovery: Happiness. By harnessing the power of positive psychology, you can boost self-esteem, overcome depression, break through plateaus, and find the motivation to achieve an amazing recovery. This inspiring self-help guide, complete with practical exercises and essential habits, provides a much needed pep-talk for every stroke survivor on their road to recovery. Based on scientific evidence, stories from stroke survivors, and years of self-help research, Healing and Happiness after Stroke has everything you need to get back on your feet and become a stronger version of yourself.


The Light Gap God S Amazing Presence

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ISBN: 9781504366663
Release Date: 2016-10-07
Number of pages: 238
Author: Terry Larkin
Publisher: Balboa Press

Download and read online The Light Gap God S Amazing Presence in PDF and EPUB The Light GAP is the story of Terry and Marj becoming aware of the amazing LIGHT within us. God is waiting for us to wake up! Tragedy struck the lives of sisters. Terry died in a car accident. The machine said so, but there was more life to live. It was an NDE. Marj’s 19-year old daughter met with death in London. She lives on in another realm. Journey with these sisters as their Light GAPs are revealed. Terry and Marj’s intertwined stories include both tragedy and the miraculous. Understanding death allowed them both to LIVE life and took away the FEAR of God. A Light Gap is potential life. Seeds sprout as sun reaches them. Tragedy is full of possibility, just like a Light Gap. New beginnings are waiting to emerge. Find through their discoveries the power held within to experience heaven now! God’s Amazing Presence is here for all! Come visit us at www.thelightgap.com


Over My Head

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ISBN: 9780740786631
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Claudia L. Osborn
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Download and read online Over My Head in PDF and EPUB Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. Over My Head is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (and hilarious missteps) she takes while learning to rebuild her life. The author, a 45-year-old doctor and clinical professor of medicine, describes the aftermath of a brain injury eleven years ago which stripped her of her beloved profession. For years she was deprived of her intellectual companionship and the ability to handle the simplest undertakings like shopping for groceries or sorting the mail. Her progression from confusion, dysfunction, and alienation to a full, happy life is told with restraint, great style, and considerable humor.


The Stroke Recovery Book

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ISBN: 1886039305
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 152
Author: Kip Burkman
Publisher:

Download and read online The Stroke Recovery Book in PDF and EPUB Includes material on aphasia, dysarthria, hemiplegia, apraxia, dysphagia, and other stroke complications.