Table of Contents:
SECTION I. Overcoming a Stroke
  1. What are strokes?
  2. Emotional Aspects
  3. The Power of Faith
  4. Famous Stroke Survivors
  5. Caregivers
  6. Financial Assistance
Section II - Rehabilitation
  1. You Need Rehab immediately
  2. Physical Therapy
  3. Occupational Therapy
  4. Speech Therapy
  5. Join a Stroke Club
  6. Increase Your Brainpower
  7. Leg Braces, Canes, and Walkers
  8. Sitting and Standing
  9. Walk Every Day
  10. If You Fall
  11. Navigating Stairs
  12. I Did It My Way
Section III - Making Your Home Stroke Friendly
  1. Ramps and Stairs
  2. Doors
  3. Bathtubs and Showers
  4. Sinks
  5. Toilets
  6. Kitchen
  7. Electrical Safety
Section IV - Getting Ready For Each Day
  1. Morning Essentials
  2. Prescription Meds and Supplements
  3. You Need To Bathe Differently
  4. Drying Your Hair
  5. Shirts, Pants, and Coats
  6. The Necktie
  7. Socks
  8. Shoes
Section V - Some Essential Accessories
  1. Help at Your Fingertips
  2. Cane Holder
  3. The Grabber
  4. Office Tools
Section VI – In the Kitchen
  1. Nutrition
  2. Cooking Tools
  3. Simple Recipes
Section VII - Getting Out and About
  1. Socialize
  2. Go to a Restaurant
  3. Opening a Door
  4. Food Shopping or Prepared Meals
  5. How to Carry Things
  6. Service Animals
  7. Electric Wheelchairs and Scooters
  8. Electric Golf Carts
  9. Driving Again
  10. You Can Travel Again
  11. Holiday Shopping and gifts
Section VIII - Keeping Busy
  1. Volunteering
  2. Part Time Job
  3. Pets
  4. Crafts and Gardening
  5. Using a Computer
  6. Keeping a Diary
  7. Document Your Family’s History



You Can Do It - A Stroke Survivor's Guide to Independent Living

You Can Do It - A Stroke Survivor's Guide to Independent Living is for the stroke survivor, caregiver, and anyone who has lost some mobility. Filled with positive reinforcement and motivational quotes, the first goal is to become self-confident. Each day just believe that you will get better and your attitude will automatically become more positive.

The first two sections cover stroke causes, the associated emotional effects, and rehabilitation. Throughout the book, Dan maintains the most important person in the recovery process is the survivor himself and it will take the survivor months, or even years of hard work to get a lot better. During that period one must persevere with patience and never, never give up.

A large portion of the book is devoted to the many activities that Dan learned to do with one-hand. In addition to the every day basics like showering and dressing, there is a section on leg braces, canes, and walkers. Find out how to make your home stroke friendly, tips for carrying things, office tools, cooking, nutrition, and pet care. Learn how to get out and about again: going to a restaurant, driving, and airline travel. Find suggestions on how to keep busy (gardening, using a computer, and working again).

This book should be referred to by both the stroke survivor and the caregiver many times throughout the year, rather than reading it in just one sitting and putting it away.

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You Can Do It - A Stroke Survivor's Guide to Independent Living


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