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La Vida Despues De Un Accidente Cerebrovascular

Una Guia para la Familia

Richard C. Senelick, MD

Encompass Health
You never think it will happen to you or someone you love. Most people are unaware that stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults and the third leading cause of death. Stroke doesn't just affect an individual. It impacts everyone who has a relationship with the person who has had the stroke. HealthSouth has long known this encompassing impact of stroke”its pain, its emotional damage, its debilitating after-effects”not only for its survivors, but the loved ones in its wake. In this newest fourth edition of Living with Stroke: A Guide for Families, you will find the latest up-to-date information on stroke including the newest facts and figures on the cutting-edge theories of neural plasticity and how the brain repairs itself. Here, too, in clear, easy-to-understand language is the entire process of rehabilitation, as well as the mechanisms that can create a stroke. You will learn why the correct type of rehabilitation is essential and how to pick a rehabilitation facility.
Author Bio
Richard C. Senelick, MD, is the medical director at the Health-South Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio (RIOSA). He also serves as program director of its Brain Injury Program. A native of Illinois, he completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Illinois in Chicago. A neurologist who specializes in neurorehabilitation, he subsequently completed his neurology training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He has authored numerous publications, including co-authoring Living with Brain Injury: A Guide for Families, The Spinal Cord Injury Handbook for Patients and Their Families, and The Disability Awareness Handbook for Families, Co-Workers, and Friends.