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Modern technology is great when it works … Technology Tolerance Test

Over the past several years we’ve become increasingly dependent upon home computers, cell phones, iPods, iPads, Tablets among other devices.  They provide instant answers, music, directions, and nearly everything at our finger tips.   When these devices quit working for some unforeseen reason life comes to a stand still and suddenly we are lost, looking for answers and trying to problem solve.

This isn’t a problem exclusively for those with brain injuries, brain dysfunction, and chronic illness.  Everyone using these devices comes across the same situation!  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips after TBI dealing with behavioral changes, aggression

Aggressive and violent behaviors are common with brain injuries.  This type of behavior is extremely difficult to Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Super Bowl Sunday: protecting all brains including retired and current NFL players

The NFL is the most powerful sports league and richest in America.  It’s an American past time and Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine …. gas up

Laughter is powerful and healing.  Being observant of others and our surroundings can bring laughter of things we or others do.  You pulled up to the gas pump to fill up.  One goes in to pick up coffee and tea while the other fills the car with gas.  The line to McDonald’s is long.  On the way out one notices Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as Brain injury medicine … smoothies anyone?

Laughter as brain injury medicine makes life easier.  Have you ever offered someone Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips for brain injury, illness, aging, injuries, patients … Do you have an advocate? Part 1 of 2

No one can be totally prepared to handle a medical crisis alone!  How can you be the patient and advocate along with a body in crisis?  Some are better ready than others, yet these are too very different roles.  If you’ve never been ill or injured you may think you will never need an advocate.  Trust me, everyone NEEDS an advocate! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Do you hear what I hear

When I woke this morning I heard a faint buzzing or ringing tone.  It sounded to me as though Read the rest of this entry »

 

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