Cover: Stroke and the Family: A New Guide, from Harvard University PressCover: Stroke and the Family in PAPERBACK

Stroke and the Family

A New Guide

Add to Cart

Product Details


$32.50 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674016675

Publication Date: 10/25/2004


288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

5 halftones, 14 line illustrations

The Harvard University Press Family Health Guides


  • Introduction
  • 1. What Is a Stroke?
  • 2. Finding the Cause of a Stroke
  • 3. Stroke Prevention
  • 4. How the Brain Works
  • 5. Medical Complications after Stroke
  • 6. Recovery and Rehabilitation
  • 7. Stroke in the Young and the Old
  • 8. Impact on Marriage and Relationships
  • 9. Impact on Children and Family
  • 10. Return to Work and Leisure Activities
  • 11. Weakness after Stroke
  • 12. Loss of Sensation or Vision
  • 13. Problems with Memory and Thinking
  • 14. Emotional and Personality Changes
  • 15. Communication Difficulties
  • 16. Swallowing Difficulties
  • 17. Pain and Muscle Spasms
  • 18. Equipment and Home Environment
  • 19. Nontraditional Treatments
  • 20. Understanding Clinical Research
  • Appendix: Resources and Information
  • Index

From Our Blog

Jacket: How To Be Gay, by David M. Halperin, from Harvard University Press

Celebrating Pride Month, Part II

To celebrate Pride Month, we are highlighting excerpts from books that explore the lives and experiences of the LGBT+ community. This second excerpt comes from How To Be Gay, a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, in which David M. Halperin, a pioneer of LGBTQ studies, dares to suggest that gayness is a way of being that gay men must learn from one another to become who they are.