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Nick Losseff and his group of participants give you the reader, no matter if advisor, trainee neurologist, or neurological rehabilitation nurse, with interdisciplinary views on find out how to rehabilitate sufferers. Highlighting the distinct abilities required for the powerful rehabilitation of stroke sufferers, they take the reader from bedside to rehabilitation middle to the patient's domestic. Emphasis is put on the necessity for multidisciplinary strategy between all employees and the sufferer and the way to judge the results. Neurological Rehabilitation of Stroke deals a simplified, multidisciplinary method of the potent rehabilitation of stroke sufferers.

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Common areas of dysfunction following stroke include memory, speed of processing, problem solving, planning and organization, selfmonitoring and emotional liability. With regard to planning and monitoring a rehabilitation programme, a neuropsychological assessment can be helpful in providing information to key questions such as whether a patient’s treatment goals are realistic and whether they have the capacity to benefit. Further, a cognitive profile that reflects an individual’s strengths and weak nesses can be used to provide information to family and carers that may help to explain current problems and prognosis for the future.

In the management of dysphagic stroke patients, the aim is to prevent aspiration and to re-establish the safest and most efficient method of swallowing for that individual. The safest option for some patients may be to remain ‘nil by mouth’ owing to a significant risk of aspiration. Alternatively they may be restricted to modified textures of food and/or fluid to reduce the risk of aspiration. The dietician may advise on additional oral or enteral nutritional supplementation for these patients in order to meet their nutritional requirements.

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