New Book for Loved Ones of Stroke Survivors Offers Hope and a Roadmap for the Early Stages of Recovery

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Pritchett & Hull Associates, Inc. announces the publication of Stroke: Mapping Out Early Stages of Recovery by Mary M. Castiglione and Cynthia C Johnson, MA.

A leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, about 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. A stroke often happens without warning, suddenly changing the world for the survivor and leaving their loved ones with many unanswered questions.

Stroke: Mapping Out Early Stages of Recovery reassures caregivers by helping them understand what is happening to their loved one. This 47 page booklet guides them through the intensive care unit, hospital stay, changes in their loved one, understanding their feelings, leaving the hospital and choosing the best care after discharge. The booklet is written at a 6th grade reading level and is fully illustrated.

Stroke: Mapping Out Early Stages of Recovery is available for sale from Pritchett & Hull Associates, Inc. website at http://www.p-h.com, by phone at 800.241.4925 or by email at phsales(at)p-h(dot)com. A free flashbook preview of the booklet is available at http://p-h.com/186

About the authors:

Mary M. Castiglione is a physical therapist who has worked with people disabled by brain injuries, and their families, since 1985. After leading physical therapy programs for 10 years at 2 major neurological rehabilitation facilities in Atlanta, Georgia, she became one of the pioneers in vestibular rehabilitation in the Southeast. Ms. Castiglione now offers a whole person approach to her clients in Asheville, North Carolina by joining alternative healing methods with traditional physical therapy. Her publications include contributions to the Journal of Urological Nursing and to Motor Control and Motor Learning in Rehabilitation, a textbook for students in the health care field. She is also coauthor of Waiting to Clear, Brain Injury: Early Stages of Recovery.

Cynthia C. Johnson, MA is the executive director of Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse, a psychosocial and vocational program near Atlanta, Georgia, for people with brain injuries. She has worked with this population since 1986 as a cognitive rehabilitation therapist and administrator. Having worked with people who have brain injuries and their families during both the early and long-term phases of recovery, she is committed to helping with lifelong adjustment issues to this disability. Ms. Johnson is active as a guest lecturer and consultant for groups around the United States. Publications include contributions to the professional journals, Brain Injury and Nursing, and the health education book, Minor Head Injury … More than a Bump on the Head. She is also coauthor of Waiting to Clear, Brain Injury: Early Stages of Recovery.

About the publisher:

P&H: Bringing People & Health together.
Pritchett & Hull is a network of medical experts, patient educators, writers and artists who are committed to creating exceptional patient education materials that reach patients, reinforce teaching, expand health-literacy and improve outcomes to reduce the cost-of-care and improve the quality of life. P&H brings People & Health together.

3440 Oakcliff Rd. NE, Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30340-3079
Phone: 800-241-4925
Fax: 800-752-0510
Website: http://www.p-h.com
Email: phsales(at)p-h(dot)com

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