Hemiparesis Living After Stroke or TBI, Understanding and Care: Focus on Safety and Home Care , Rehabilitation for living with : One Side Partial Paralysis or Muscle Weakness, Footdrop or Spasticity … , Rehabilitation exercises,
Safety and care at home of those affected with hemiparesis or what can be a severe muscle weakness or even partial paralysis is the primary focus of this guide and resource. While the main cause of hemiparesis is due to a stroke, in which there is a loss of blood to a part of the brain. Other causes of hemiparesis include: trauma/falls, tumors, traumatic brain injuries, congenital defects, or birth injuries. Care and safety practices for effects as dropfoot , spasticity and cognitive recovery are also covered. This is written with a deep care for my brothers and sisters affected as I have been, plus their families or caretakers
At first, the sudden and drastic change may seem as if there can be no normal life and that personal and family goals , however successful family living, careers, friendships and reaching goals can still be attained. Sure , there is work to do for the individual affected to be completed first with their own professional physical and occupational therapists in starting what can seem as a long road back but many of us can become highly motivated as small steps are achieved and goals in recovery are reached.
This guide compiles researching current health care practices emphasizing safety with reviewing valuable lessons learned and studied In over 30 years since the author ‘awoke’ from a coma, revealing his own partial paralysis or hemiparesis and beginning the road back through rehabilitation and subsequent successful life as an engineer and writer. Leon Edward is one of the almost 80% who did not have full recovery and has lived with hemiparesis effects for decades.
Many people with hemiparesis, reportedly up to 40% yearly after a traumatic brain injury, stroke or other cause experience a major fall accident within one year’s time. While no amount of preparation can 100 percent eliminate post-stroke accidents, much of it is preventable by taking appropriate safety measures and adjusting the home environment.
Also, readers will benefit greatly from this guide and especially the valuable website references as described below.
Provided for readers is a safety checklist that is so helpful in setting up a safe environment at home and throughout daily activity, Also listed .on the authors website for readers , are valuable resources for related professional associations, forums, RSS new feeds and social media links where people can make connections with other families or affected people of all ages , links to online rehabilitation and exercise videos, personal blogs and news of research and success stories worldwide. This list is maintained current at the author’s website and personal blog where his own articles and other contributions from well-respected featured writers also contribute with targeted articles on many aspects or living after a stroke or a traumatic brain injury. In addition, even links to rehabilitation and exercise videos are provided for reference as the first source in any recovery plan is with one’s own physician, physical and occupational therapists. I will provide a pdf to readers of these sources, also the safety and home care checklist.
From the author – “I want to be clear in the introduction that I am not a health professional but rather an engineer that has had partial paralysis on one side with the accompanying dropfoot effect and at times even spasticity in varying degrees.
As an engineer living with effects of hemiparesis for over thirty years, besides the research on care and rehabilitation, I offer care, safety and insights on conditions as dropfoot, spasticity and cognitive effects with my own analysis and added expert research on improving the mind body. In the later sections of the book. I’ve added personal articles on experiencing conditions in daily life from simply walking safely to communication issues personally and in the workplace.”
|Hemiparesis Living Care, Rehabilitation Recovery, Safety: Includes Care for living with : One Side Partial Paralysis or Muscle Weakness, Footdrop or Spasticity resulting from Head Injury or Stroke|
|Home Care and Safety, Rehabilitation exercises,associated conditions, problem areas, treatment options, behavioral, emotional consequences, realistic goals, future expectations, resources, brain training and safety practices are covered. Safety and care at home of those affected is the primary focus. This book compiles researching current health care practices emphasizing safety with reviewing valuable lessons learned and studied in over 30 years since the author 'awoke' from a coma, revealing his own partial paralysis or hemiparesis and beginning the road back through rehabilitation and subsequent successful life an an engineer and self growth author|