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Hope After Stroke for Caregivers And Survivors: The Holistic Guide To Getting Your Life Back by Tsgoyna Tanzman is an insightful manual for caregivers and survivors of a stroke and provides them with the necessary light to remove the darkness in their lives. The author's experience as a speech-language pathologist provides healing and hope to all those who are caregivers and stroke survivors in getting their lives back. The information and personal stories in the book will help readers understand the effects of a stroke, the intricacies of recovery, how to be supportive of a loved one as they heal. The book is holistic and the practical tools and tips will help to make recovery possible. It is all about recovering, discovering, and designing a new productive life, whether they fully recover or not.
Hope After Stroke for Caregivers And Survivors gives much understanding about stroke and recovery and the author tackles the topic extensively and methodically. It has been divided into three main sections - Part I: What happened? Life in the hospital; Part II: What's Next, Homecoming, and Part III: What Now? Making It Work When Everyone Leaves. There is an 'Essential Takeaway' section at the end of each chapter that gives useful information in a bulleted form. The book gives good knowledge and the hope that a loved one can recover and have a life worth living. Tsgoyna Tanzman does not leave anything out while speaking about the Stroke Recovery Process and a lot of wisdom has been shared which can be helpful to any individual dealing with a caregiver or a stroke survivor. Her suggestions and techniques are easy to understand and follow. She also covers the types of strokes, the depression that happens to many people after it, the stages they go through, and the types of rehabilitation specialists they work with and what they do.