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Stroke Survivor: A Personal Guide to Recovery Stroke Survivor: A Personal Guide to Recovery
At the age of 37, Andy McCann was physically fit, strong and in good health. Then, mid-way through instructing his weekly martial arts class, he experienced a stroke and was rushed to hospital. Until then, the word 'stroke' had meant little to ...
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Don't Tell Me I Can't: How One Thalidomide Survivor Turned Adversity into Triumph Don't Tell Me I Can't: How One Thalidomide Survivor Turned Adversity into Triumph
This is the inspirational story of Leigh Gath, born without arms or legs due to thalidomide. Through her own unwavering determination, as well as support of family and friends, Leigh has overcome prejudices, lived through the Northern Ireland c ...
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No Hand To Hold & No Legs to Dance on No Hand To Hold & No Legs to Dance on
No Hand To Hold & No Legs to Dance on: Laughing and Loving - A Thalidomide Survivor's Story While the battle for the compensation of Thalidomide victims was raging in the 1970s, former Labour MP Jack Ashley asked in a parliamentary debat ...
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Four Fingers and Thirteen Toes Four Fingers and Thirteen Toes
An essential read that will make you laugh and cry, be angry and proud with every turn of the page. Rosaleen (Rosie) overcame horrendous injuries to her physical being as a result of her mother being prescribed Thalidomide during pregnancy. The ...
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Different Different
Simone, a Thalidomide survivor, talks about her experiences of growing up with a disability and how everyone saw her as 'different'. People ask me what age I was when I 'noticed I was different'. The truth is, I never saw myself as 'different'! ...
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Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People
Every few months there's a shocking news story about the sustained, and often fatal, abuse of a disabled person. It's easy to write off such cases as bullying that got out of hand, terrible criminal anomalies or regrettable failures of the care syste ...
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Disability Rights and Wrongs Disability Rights and Wrongs
Over the last thirty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that the social model the ...
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Keeping Mum: Caring for Someone with Dementia Keeping Mum: Caring for Someone with Dementia
'At 3am I was startled awake by the opening of the stairgate. Leaping out of bed I found Mum, clothes on over her pyjamas, grumbling she was fed up of being moved from pillar to post and was going home.' When her mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer ...
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What Is Dementia and What to Do When It Strikes? What Is Dementia and What to Do When It Strikes?
There is a lot of confusion around the question, 'What is dementia?' It is believed to have affected more than 24 million people living with a form of dementia world-wide. Unfortunately, the number of people that dementia will strike is expecte ...
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Impact of Dementia Affects Over 5 Million Americans Impact of Dementia Affects Over 5 Million Americans
Dementia is one of the biggest fears that older adults face. As a family member, you can brighten the loved one's day by having conversations that bring back memories from the past. If your family member with dementia gets confused, frustrated or ups ...
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