Leslie Kane, Caring.com Expert


Leslie Kane is a clinical instructor in occupational therapy at Columbia University and is the manager of occupational therapy for New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. She specializes in rehabilitating people who have had strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.


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What's the best way to transfer my mom from her wheelchair to car? — Nov 18, 2007
There are devices that can help you transfer her. A sliding board serves as a bridge from wheelchair to car. You put one end of the board under your mother's buttocks and t...
How can I encourage my father to use his left side that has no feeling after stroke? — Nov 12, 2007
The term for what you're describing is anosognosia, which means "without knowing." It's a profound lack of awareness of the side of the body affected by the strok...
Why are my mother's hands swollen after stroke? — Nov 12, 2007
Swelling following a stroke is very common, especially in the upper limbs. But it's important to do some investigation before you start addressing the problem. First, find ...