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Books for Recovery
Posted at: 2021-07-22 02:51:03
Thank you for the recommendations. His situation is a dire one. He is elderly, uninsured, and has no family or friends to assist him. Normally, I’m comfortable clearly delineating what the library is capable of (I’m not your doctor, I’m not your lawyer, I’m not your psychiatrist, etc), but he is particularly desperate and persistent. My kung-fu librarian skills have failed me in this case. I’m intrigued by the idea of an aphasia book club.
Books for Recovery
Posted at: 2021-06-30 15:38:47
I forgot to add that he has expressive aphasia.
Books for Recovery
Posted at: 2021-06-30 15:10:57

I am a librarian, and I have a patron who is suffering from aphasia. He is desperately seeking resources that will aid him in recovery.

We tried two books:
1)Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) by Joel Stein MD, Julie K. Silver MD, and Elizabeth Pegg Frates MD
2)Family Guide to Surviving Stroke & Communications Disorders by Dennis C. Tanner

Neither of these books were easy enough for him to read (frankly, even I found them difficult to read).

Are there any books or other resources that can help him with recovery, especially in relation to day to day tasks like check writing?

Many thanks!

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