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Although Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp is providing the following book titles, RRSC does not endorse any particular book or author

Rehab & Recovery
  • The Stroke Recovery Book: A Guide for Patients and Families, by Kip Burkman, M.D.

  • How To Conquer the World with One Hand…and An Attitude, by Paul E. Berger and Stephanie Mensh

  • How To Conquer Hobbies with One Hand: 50 Tips and Tools to Make Things, by Paul E. Berger and Stephanie Mensh

  • One-Handed in a Two-Handed World, by Tommye-Karen Mayer

  • After a Stroke: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, by Cleo Hutton

  • The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science, by Norman Doidge, M.D.

  • Hope: A Stroke Recovery Guide, by the National Stroke Association, order a bound copy by calling 1-800-STROKES or go online www.stroke.org to download and print a free copy

  • 100 Questions & Answers About Stroke: A Lahey Clinic Guide, by Kinan K. Hreib, M.D., Ph.D.

Books for Survivors
  • Different Strokes: An Intimate Memoir for Stroke Survivors, Families, and Caregivers, by Steven Boorstein www.survivingstroke.com

  • Like A Bolt: Tragedy to Triumph After Stroke As I Lived It, by Mary Morgan

  • Stroke, Brain Assault, by Madelina A. DePaz

  • Take Brave Steps For Stroke Survivors and Families: A Message of Motivation and Hope, by Ron Gardner

  • My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.

  • I'll Carry the Fork! Recovering a Life After Brain Injury, by Kara L. Swanson

  • My Year Off: Recovering Life After a Stroke, by Robert McCrum

  • Rewire Your Brain, Rewire Your Life: A Handbook for Stroke Survivors & Their Caregivers, by Bob Guns

  • Stroke Diaries: A Guide for Survivors and their families, by Olajide Williams, MD

  • The Fire Within: A True Story of Triumph Over Tragedy, by Valerie L. Greene

  • A Stroke of Genius: Messages of Hope and Healing From a Thriving Stroke Survivor, by Sandy Simon

  • Don't Leave Me This Way: Or When I Get Back on My Feet You'll Be Sorry, by Julia Fox Garrison

  • A Piece of Her Mind: A Mother-Daughter Journey Through Stroke and Recovery, by Mona Gupton and Stacy Gupton

  • Into the Blue: A Father's Flight and A Daughter's Return, by Susan Edsall

Books for Caregivers
  • Who Cares: A Loving Guide for My Future Caregivers, by Dee Marrella

  • The Comfort of Home for Stroke: A Guide for Caregivers, by Maria M. Meyer and Paula Derr, RN with Jon Caswell, Stroke Connection Magazine

  • Living With Stroke: A Guide for Families, by Richard Senelick, M.D., and Karla Dougherty

  • The Magic of Humor in Caregiving, by James R. Sherman, Ph.D.

  • Positive Caregiver Attitudes, by James R. Sherman, Ph.D.

  • Creative Caregiving, by James R. Sherman, Ph.D.

  • The Tough & Tender Caregiver: A Handbook for the Well Spouse, by David A. Travland, Ph.D. and Rhonda Travland

  • Nursing Homes and Assisted Living: The Family's Guide to Making Decisions and Getting Good Care, by Peter S. Silin

  • When The Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions, by Paula Span

  • Lessons from the Ancients: A Humorously Helpful Guide for Caregiving, by J. Dyess Calhoun

  • Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence, by Gail Sheehy

  • To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed, by Alix Kates Shulman

  • Eureka! Memories and Motivations: A Strategy for Creating a Healing Home for the Stroke/Brain Injury Patient and Caregiver, by Madonna Siles C.P.C.

  • Port in The Storm: How to Make a Medical Decision and Live to Tell About It, by Cole A. Giller, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Brain, Heal Thyself: A Caregiver's New Approach to Recovery from Stroke, Aneurysm, and Traumatic Brain Injuries by Madonna Siles

  • Share the Care, by Cappy Capossela and Sheila Warnock

  • Coping with Stroke: 50 Answers to Everyday Caregiver Challenges, by Monica Vest Wheeler

Children's Books
  • Now One Foot, Now the Other, by Tomie dePaola

  • Beamer Learns the Signs of Stroke and How to Help, by Cindy Chambers

Books on Aphasia
  • Talking About Aphasia, by Susie Parr, Sally Byng, and Sue Gilpin with Chris Ireland

  • Barkin' Dog: How to Talk with Aphasia, by Ed Bas

  • A Mind of My Own: Memoir of Recovery from Aphasia, by Harrianne Mills

Inspirational Books (not necessarily stroke specific)
  • You Can Do It! 105 Thoughts, Feelings and Solutions to Inspire You, By Paul Berger and Stephanie Mensh

  • The Power of Attitude, by Mac Anderson

  • The Blue Day Book: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up, by Bradley Trevor Greive

  • Loving What Is: Four Questions that can Change Your Life, by Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell

  • The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook, by Daphne Rose Kingma

  • In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed, by Carl Honoré

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Finances
  • Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits by David A. Morton III, M.D.

  • How To Get SSI and Social Security Disability: An insider's Step by Step Guide, by Mike Davis.

This list of resources is compiled by Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp.



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