What is neuropsychological rehabilitation and why is it important?
This FreeBook is aimed at those who have suffered a brain injury, their families and carers, and professionals who are involved in neuropsychological rehabilitation. Brain Rehabilitation is a process whereby people who are disabled by injury or disease work together with professional staff, relatives and members of the wider community to achieve their optimum physical, psychological, social and vocational well-being. Neuropsychological rehabilitation (NR) is concerned with the amelioration of cognitive, emotional, psychosocial and behavioural deficits caused by an insult to the brain. NR makes life better for brain injured patients and their families and it also makes economic sense.
Understanding Encephalitis by Elaine Dowell
Encephalitis is a rare disorder which in itself presents a challenge for those who have the misfortune to come across the illness. Very few people will have any previous knowledge of the forms it takes and of its consequences. This book aims to provide an understanding of the illness and the challenges it presents. Information to help all those involved deal with the emotional journey that the illness will take them on.
Post Encephalitis Island written and illustrated by Sune Hansen.
Post Encephalitis Island is a graphic description of the problems survivors encounter and one man’s journey in coming to terms with them. The author’s emotional artistry clearly expresses his personal experience and feelings when touched by encephalitis in 2013.
“The Girl on the 6th Floor Wide Awake Through the Nightmare” by Brian Nichols
This is the first book I’ve read on the topic of encephalitis which is written from the perspective of a family member-caregiver… and it’s excellent. Author Brian Nichols openly expresses the struggles and frustrations in dealing with his daughter’s illness… a type of auto-immune encephalitis first identified in 2007. The Nichols family and friends are a clear and beautiful demonstration of participatory medicine…a collaborative relationship where those closest to the patient team up with medical professionals and take a very active role in decisions and care of their loved one.
The author expresses situations so very clearly. His intimate sharing of the “hurry up and wait” frustrations experienced in an illness such as this draws the reader in to feel like a participant. The strength, stamina and perseverance of the caregivers in this book show the public exactly what it takes when a loved-one is touched by encephalitis. I do highly recommend this book for anyone touched by auto-immune encephalitis…loved ones, caregivers and medical professionals.
Wendy Station, President, Encephalitis Global
Identity Unknown: How acute brain disease can destroy knowledge of oneself and others (After Brain Injury)
ISBN-13: 978-1848722859 by Barbara Wilson a world expert in memory problems.
Identity Unknown gives an exceptional, poignant and in-depth understanding of what it is like to live with the severe after-effects of brain damage caused by a viral infection of the brain.
Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out.
Encephalitis: Pathogenesis by Roy McClen (Editor)
Detailed account on the pathogenesis of encephalitis is provided in this book. Several infectious agents including bacteria, parasites, and viruses, can cause inflammation of the central nervous system (CNS). Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain parenchyma, which may develop into a more intricate and severe disease known as meningoencephalitis. To establish precise diagnosis and formulate efficient drugs and vaccines against this disease, it is necessary to comprehend and analyze the mechanism of its pathogenesis. Extensive discourses on encephalitis have been presented in this book. Diagnosis and clinical symptoms of this disease along with a few neurological disorders, some virus infections, summaries of chemokine and inflammatory responses, non-viral causative agents of encephalitis, and the experimental model of encephalitis are the various topics that have been elucidated in this book. This book has been aimed at serving as a useful source of information for researchers as well as physicians and health care workers.