Life After a Rare Brain Tumour and Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome: Awake Behind Closed Eyes

1st Edition

Alex Jelly, Adel Helmy, Barbara A. Wilson

Routledge
December 18, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9780367085421 - CAT# K406680
Series: After Brain Injury: Survivor Stories

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Summary

This book offers a personal insight into the experience of Alex Jelly, a professional fundraiser who developed a rare brain tumour, a papillary meningioma, which was successfully removed. She was left with Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome and associated problems including motor and speech impairments and a temporary psychosis. Discussing Alex’s struggles and triumphs throughout her rehabilitation this book offers an honest account of her journey from diagnosis to recovery.

Part One introduces Alex’s early life and employment, symptom onset and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Part Two presents her neurosurgeon, Adel Helmy, and a clinical neuropsychologist, Barbara A Wilson. Adel provides a medical context by explaining Alex’s successful surgery and her post-operative experience. Finally, Barbara concludes with a comprehensive view of Alex’s recovery and gives a voice to the therapists and psychologists who worked with Alex throughout her in and outpatient rehabilitation journey.

This book provides support, understanding and hope for patients who have suffered a brain tumour and their families. It is valuable reading for any professional involved in neurorehabilitation, clinical neuropsychology students and those touched by brain injury.

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