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Laughter as brain injury medicine … fashion or not?

Is this fashion or not? We were visiting with friends and discussing attire from years ago. Three of us had similar life experiences, but Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Treatment that changed TBI symptoms: Neuroendocrine complications in TBI Part 2

Neuroendocrine complications are common with TBI but often remain undiagnosed and untreated wreaking havoc on survivors who struggle for answers. Neuroendocrine deficits begin in the Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips: When YOU suddenly join the TBI club! Part 1 of 3

To receive the quality care you or a loved one deserves after traumatic brain injury you must have Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Do you think you should be feeling better? You should! Dr. Charles Parker , a Neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and author of two books is offering a free webinar March 14th 6-8 pm (eastern time). This includes an interactive session and expert advice of “brain science”, including TBI along with ADD.

This neuroscientist starts getting a biological profile to determine balance with neurotransmitters, hormones, and trace minerals. Read the comment about a gentleman who improved after 18 years. It sounds like a very similar story to mine.

With advances like this, TBI symptoms could possibly be managed with the quality of life improving drastically. Let’s all keep pushing for quality and searching for the proper professionals. One of his books “Deep Recovery” focuses on “labels” during recovery/rehabilitation and where the focus should be during evaluation, assessment and treatment for adequate care.

I truly believe signing up for this Shindig will be an educational opportunity no one wants to miss. What do you think about the research, and possible improvement in TBI symptoms and quality of life?

 

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

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Find out how much better you COULD be doing — directly from Dr. Charles Parker

 by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
An article in the ADD Advocacy Series

THIS is your shot – free of charge

As I said on an earlier post,Dr. Charles Parkerfellow ADD advocate, is one of the physician crusaders for specificity – of diagnosis and of treatment approaches – and he will be at your service on March 14th, 2013, no matter where you are in the world, at no charge whatsoever.

Neuroscientist, adult and child psychiatrist, Dr Parker is the originator of CorePsych, and the creator of an amazing amount of high-value webcontent in various formats on the CorePsych Blog.

He is also the author of two books containing information you…

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … what’s your credit card number

I was recently helping someone get a copy of birth certificate.  The only way to order the certificate in advance was to pay by credit card.  I put Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Treatment that changed TBI symptoms Part 1

Who would ever think after nearly two decades … precisely 18 1/2 years one would get their life back?  Was it answer to prayer?  Was it prayer that kept one alive?  With certainty, it was both. This treatment and diagnosis is common to traumatic brain injury. Sadly, most do not know about it.  I did not know about it. Many TBI patients, families and even healthcare professionals do not know it. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Saturday photo: Horizon

It’s a different view from across America!  In Wyoming cold with daily sunshine in winter months! Can you see the brightness of life? See the beauty of winter?  Enjoy sunshine when things appear bleak?  There is always light and hope when you search for it.

Always a ray of sunshine somewhere!

Always a ray of sunshine somewhere!

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Eyes

Time to laugh at our daily frustrations.  Laughter helps heal the body and soul. Have you looked throughout your surroundings and couldn’t find what you just had?  How Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Slightly dysfunctional circumstances surrounding TBI

How dysfunctional is one’s family?  Dysfunctional is a common term in healthcare and the general population.  There is NO perfect family. Every family is dysfunctional.  It’s just the degree of dysfunction that occurs.  Slightly dysfunctional, or slightly in denial? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Saturday photo day: Warm body and warm heart

Bundle up and stay warm in the cold weather.  Don’t forget to keep your pets warm too!   This is the life of comfort, warmth and love!

Even man's best friend doesn't mind the cold!  Just keep them warm!

Even man’s best friend doesn’t mind the cold!
Just keep them warm!

 

 

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Laughter as medicine … how loud is too loud

Have you ever sat in the same room with another and they appear to be watching the television?  Have you asked questions and they reply “Huh?”  Have you noticed Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The hardest work ever

English: A subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Just a brief over view what happened during the years of recovery.  I struggled daily with only energy for 3 to 4 hours every day.  All my life before this injury I use to sleep not more than 3 or 4 hours a night.  I did not have time to sleep.  I was simply too busy.  I worked, and I worked hard! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Saturday is Photo Day: Appreciating simple things through photo memories!

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The beauty of winter with ice on trees! How cold is it? Cold enough to freeze!

Are you busy waiting for Spring, instead of appreciating the beauty of winter?  Have you ever wondered how many countries in the world never get snow?  Below is a partial list below, but remember some countries may not have snow, Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips understanding brain injury: food for thought

Recovery from brain injury prognosis is better when younger.  Prognosis is always best with proper rehabilitation.  Is ongoing rehabilitation Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as medicine … where is it

Sometimes life seems so serious and even the most obvious things are hard to provoke a good hearty laugh.  Laughing makes you feel better!  It takes fewer Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Mother-in-law moves in

Nearly everyone has a mother-in-law story.  I encourage everyone to remain independent and in their own homes.  This doesn’t mean they can’t participate in outside functions, attend family activities or have special outings with friends.  A little help is all others need.

Does aging have to be depressing? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Saturday is Photo Day: Appreciating simple things through photo memories!

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Awe Winter … Where White is Beautiful from Indoors Looking Out!

It’s time to keep beautiful memories alive!  Yes, it’s cold outside … but what’s more delightful than snuggling up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa or roasting marshmallows indoors and making smores?

How many states don’t get snow? None.  Even Hawaii may get a little snow periodically.  Every state has recorded snowfall at one time or another, albeit rare in several states.  In 2011 there was snowfall in 49 of 50 states simultaneously … a record breaker!

 

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Simple tips … organizing and helping in the kitchen after brain injury

The kitchen is an area that can create significant chaos when things get put away in the wrong place.  It’s distressing to those Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … who is to blame this time

I must admit laughter lightens our souls and brightens each day!  We can laugh at ourselves or laugh with others, either way it increases the “feel good” hormones in the brain.  It seems like people Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Is sleep a problem

Sleep is a common problem. Most people dealing with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, ADD-ADHD, chronic medical conditions and injuries and more, have difficulty with sleep. I recommend  clicking on the highlighted red link to Sleep Struggles and Disorders for a comprehensive and quick list and easy to navigate.

This site has an extensive list of all types of sleep problems. Additions and deletions of articles will be maintained. Go to the bottom of the page and click and read the links you are interested.

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English: Diagram illustrating the influence of dark-light rythms on circadian rythms and related physiology and behavior. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These Links about Sleep, Sleep Struggles & Disorders, ADD, Spectrum & Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Apnea, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Rarer Sleep Disorders, Other elements impacting sleep, Light, vision, and sleep … and more.

Please leave comments as you explore these links. What is helpful and what is not? How do these sleep disorders apply to your life and situation?

 

 

 

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Simple tips how to organize bedroom closet and drawers after traumatic brain injury

Keeping organized is essential to good mental and physical health.  Organization conserves Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Service dogs and veterans

Short video on service dogs and veterans.  Dogs are known to be therapeutic with those suffering physical or mental illness.  They also add to pleasurable days for everyone.  Having a pet is a healthy choice! All dogs regardless of breed or schooling … are service dogs in their own right!

Service dogs identify a need by the handler, and both need to be respected by the public.  People should be cautiously aware the handler is challenged and needs assistance.

CNN Hero:  Mary Cartoni

Short video on service dogs and veterans

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US Navy 101118-F-5586B-144 Marine Sgt. Brian Jarrell pets his dog (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … he seemed so much bigger

We all have special memories of moments.  Some are measurable memories and others are not!  Precious memories entwined Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Do not get that towel wet

A friend and I went to the local recreation center to try some water exercise.  This was her first time following 7 brain surgeries. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Yuck! what’s that sour taste

Most people wake up anticipating a hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning.  Some coffee makers have timers and drink upon awakening.  Was the fresh brewed aroma apparent this morning? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … another day another year

I tried on and off all day to post a simple laughter note.  All I wanted to say Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Long-term problems of head-injury

Here is a glimpse into the reality of brain injury.  Another TBI patient has shared this clear and concise writing about brain injury.  It was stated that the information was written by a physician, but I do not have the author’s name.  You will find by reading this that it’s a “snapshot into your troubled reality following brain injury”.   Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips to taking back control and saving relationships after injury Part 2 of 2

It’s never too late to change.  If you have a new or old injury make sure you are doing what you can for yourself.  You need to focus on the things you can do.  Evaluate the things you might be able to do, and try to do these things.  Repetition brings success. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … socks hanging on door

Have you laughed today?  Oh, how I love helping others and being their advocate … but sometimes Read the rest of this entry »

 

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2007 Christmas family gathering where most people wouldn’t expect

It’s the holiday season and reminders of years past.  It’s bad enough that my subarachnoid hemorrhage occurred December 22, 1991 … a date I will never forget and left my life and my immediate family’s altered forever!  What comes to mind now is Christmas time 2007! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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