Things you can read to learn more strokes, the brain, and your recovery
- Stroke for Dummies (silly title, good content):
- Living with Stroke: A Guide for Families (recommended):
- My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (an idiosyncratic, personal story):
- The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (readable and fascinating, about how the brain can recover from stokes -- and much more):
- The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force (same topic as above, but a lot drier):
- The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales (the classic about the brain foibles):
- Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind (more medical tales about the brain; very interesting):
- HOPE: The Stroke Recovery Guide is an excellent 65-pg booklet from the National Stoke Assoc. You can download it in PDF format.
- A 17-page Recovering After a Stroke: A Patient and Family Guide offers practical advice and information on a wide range of topics (download it for free in PDF format).
- The National Stroke Association has over a dozen factsheets on stroke recovery that you can download for free in PDF format or in Word format.
- The American Stroke Association offers free pamphlets on stroke-related topics.
Magazines and Catalogs
- StrokeConnection online magazine
- Brain&Life is free to individuals with a neurological disorder and their caregivers
- North Coast Medical's Rehabilitation Catalog and its Hand Therapy Catalog