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Living with brain injury : a guide for families
Senelick, Richard C.
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Second edition.
Publication Information:
Birmingham, Ala. : HealthSouth, [2001]

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229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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RC387.5 .S46 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Science and medicine are never static. There are always new treatments, new pharmaceuticals, and new insights being discovered"exciting frontiers that take us deeper into the brain, our bodies, and the way we live. The second edition of Living with Brain Injury was written to help people living with brain-injured survivors"both families and professionals alike"keep up with the newest information available including experimental rehabilitation research, the process of plasticity, and the process of rehabilitation itself. Inside you will find the resources and strategies to better cope with a world where the one you love has changed seemingly before your eyes. There is hope"and it is here.

Author Notes

Richard C. Senelick, MD, is a neurologist who specializes in rehabilitation and brain injury. He is currently the medical director at HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio in Texas
Karla Dougherty is a leading writer in the fields of medicine, health and nutrition. She has authored or coauthored over thirty books

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Impact of the Brain in Today's Worldp. 1
Chapter 1 An Anatomy Lessonp. 8
Chapter 2 When Brain Injury Occursp. 24
Chapter 3 Degrees of Injuryp. 33
Chapter 4 In the First Degree: Mild Head Injuryp. 38
Chapter 5 The Doctor as Detectivep. 49
Chapter 6 Physical Symptoms of Brain Injuryp. 67
Chapter 7 Cognitive Symptoms of Brain Injuryp. 79
Chapter 8 Behavioral Symptoms of Brain Injuryp. 93
Chapter 9 How to Pick the Right Rehabilitation Hospitalp. 109
Chapter 10 The Treatment Teamp. 120
Chapter 11 The Process of Rehabilitationp. 130
Chapter 12 Neural Plasticity: The Exciting New Future of Recoveryp. 155
Chapter 13 The Family Circlep. 165
Chapter 14 Questions Family Members Commonly Askp. 180
Epilogue: The Future is Nowp. 195
Education and Supportp. 197
Sourcesp. 201
Indexp. 215