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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Simple and basic tips to bathing, showering and washing up

What is important to personal hygiene?  It sounds like such an easy question, but when you are dealing with traumatic brain injury and several other issues that deal with thinking problems this is a complex task.  Many times this is difficult to figure out, especially in the first year or more following traumatic brain injury.  It is something so many people take for granted everyday, until you no longer have that ability to perform the most basic of all functions. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Loneliness is the Most Terrible Poverty

Loneliness is the Most Terrible Poverty.

This is a well written article that nearly all TBI, brain dysfunctions, chronic illnesses, and an array of health issues deal with.  Most readers will certainly understand this this loneliness.  This will also offer insight into FM (fibromyalgia), another frequently misdiagnosed, and misunderstood disease. Take the time to read this and leave your comments.

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine –Ice cream anyone?

Baskin Robbins 31

Baskin Robbins 31 (Photo credit: starmanseries)

With the warm weather upon us and those out enjoying ice cream cones it reminds me of a family outing that turned to laughter!  Oh, those simple things we say, and mean something else!

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Using the Immune System to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Using the Immune System to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease.

This is some amazing research.  If the immune system can fight Alzheimer’s Disease I wonder if it will help traumatic brain injuries.  It would seem as though it could.

Click on the link “Using the Immune System to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease”.  This is an easy to understand post.  Read this and see what you think.

 

What’s the monetary value of this injury?

Nearly everyone believes that if they are injured at work their employer will help them.  Most people believe this because they are excellent employees and should be backed by their employers.  I just had a hearing to process my recent claims of significant physical injuries for the medical findings. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips to help get proper legal representation following TBI, injuries and other issues

Legal Representation following traumatic brain injury, injuries, and other cognitive issues can help ease the burden in many aspects of life.  Don’t wait, time is of essence.  Seek help now before it’s too late.  The sooner the better to ask for assistance. Legal help can equal proper evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan  and other proper healthcare interventions. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Self check-out lanes anyone? Unpredictable days?

English: Costco in Moncton, New Brunswick

This is something many individuals go through with chronic medical issues.  You ask the question should I leave the house or should I stay home.  One is always believing it will be a good day, so you go about the plans for your day.  It turns out this is more of a typical day in the life of all the above mentioned individuals.  Please laugh along.  You may be able to identify these situations with either yourself or a loved one.  I welcome any of your personal “laughter moments”! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Can your health history be a hinderance to a timely diagnosis and treatment plan?

To tell or not to tell?

Does your health history help or hinder proper diagnosis and treatment following brain injury, stroke, brain dysfunctions, injuries or any type of illness?  I refer to illness as both physical and mental. Either way, these are health conditions that should be treated without prejudice, but they are not.  It is assumed that giving an accurate health history helps, and it should. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips to help prepare yourself for returning to work or determine if you should be employed soon Part 2 of 2

If you’ve been off work for some time and believe you are ready to return how do you handle this?  This will take time to figure out: are you ready; how to manage; making a blueprint of the new you; interviewing; and ultimately successful reaching your goals! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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This article emphasizing ADD, TBI, and any number of brain dysfunction that occur. Please take some time to review this if you deal with any chronic injuries or diseases as well. This is written by an expert in the area and holds an array of information. Please mark this site and refer others to help educate the world. Thank you in advance to all my readers. Please leave comments.

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

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ACO Conference Binder 2012 –
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Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – Part 3a

Intractable Ignorance:
forming an opinion without knowing very much about a subject
while refusing to investigate any information
that might change one’s mind;
closed mindedness;
cognitive inflexibility.

Feed Your Head

I will always stare in mouth-open amazement whenever I hear statements that might as well be saying, “I don’t believe that ADD is a legitimate disorder”  from intelligent and otherwise well-informed individuals.

  • Part of the the lack of acceptance and understanding is certainly the fact that ADD/EFD is what we call an invisible disorder — unlike many physical disabilities, for example.
  • Behaviors are visible, of course, but far too many people labor under the illusion that all “[mis]behavior”  is ALWAYS within the…

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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Are you hot and looking for a fan?

Laughter helps promote healing in so many ways.  Life’s challenges with brain injury, dysfunction, chronic illnesses and other injuries are all life altering events.  Sometimes it’s very difficult to find humor in the midst of these changes but it’s important to have laughter to remain healthy.  Sometimes what one perceives as being humorous is not necessarily funny to another.  Enjoy the hot and cold of this week’s laughter time! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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What is causing an increase in dizziness over the past year…a new revelation!

dizziness

dizziness (Photo credit: iamnelaas)

I’m still figuring out symptoms and trying to problem solve nearly 21 years later.  So what is the cause of dizziness anyway? I’m sharing this level of frustration so others can see how difficult it is with any individual dealing with traumatic brain injury. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips to help prepare yourself for returning to work or determine if you should be employed soon Part 1 of 2

Everyone would like to return to a higher level of functioning and feel as though they are contributing to society.  Some people more then others, but I doubt most people want to just sit and waste away!  Here are some things to consider before returning to work after TBI, chronic illness, mental illness or any other circumstances you’ve endured and are considering a return-to-work status. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Dandelions? Black light? Multi-grain?

Sharing humor and laughter experiences from those who deal with thinking, memory, and communication problems.  I’ve had some unique stories shared with me after starting the laughter portion on this blog and will share a few of them today.  I also will encourage others to send any of their situations and funny stories so we can post them on Wednesdays.  Let’s laugh together, it’s so healing and improves ones health. Read the rest of this entry »

 

A young man who has touched my life in countless ways

Graduation and party time of year can be a stressful time for many.  This year is a significant milestone in the life for a young man who entered into this world after my injury.  He does not have any idea of what I was like before he was born.  He loves me for who I am and not who I was.  He knows nothing different.  He gave me hope.  Hope for a better tomorrow.

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Please stop trying to hurry me along

frustration.

frustration. (Photo credit: nicole.pierce.photography ♥)

No one understands the frustration that hustle and bustle creates in the minds of brain injury, brain dysfunction, chronic illnesses as well as the aging population.  In this fast paced society it makes it more difficult for these individuals to do their daily routine without feeling frazzled. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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