Aggressive and violent behaviors are common with brain injuries. This type of behavior is extremely difficult to Read the rest of this entry »
Category Archives: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
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 »
Simple tips for brain and spinal cord injury, illness, injury, aging, children, adults, everyone … Questions to ask your healthcare professionals
When you come across health issues there are a number of questions you and your advocate need to ask. It’s difficult to know what questions to ask when your world is turned upside down and you are not familiar with healthcare systems. Either the patient or the advocate, or both should ask these questions.
The best outcome to all health issues is dependent on the educated patients and advocates. Asking the following questions will help you take control, eliminate some stress and struggles with healthcare and focus on ones optimal level of functioning. This is a comprehensive but not all inclusive list of questions to ask your healthcare provider. Read the rest of this entry »
In the aftermath of terrorism … Who gets rehabilitation
In the aftermath of terrorism many questions remain. Many people have lost what was “normal”. They will be searching for a new normal. Most will find that balance with help. Are we ready to help in all the ways they need? Who will get rehabilitation and what type of rehabilitation? Read the rest of this entry »
Relieved it’s not me … new what?
This isn’t an April Fool’s joke, but I wish it were!I was told this was a new step stool! Take a look at this picture. Unless it was a recent purchase from a thrift store it definitely is not a new step stool. It’s all about perception. Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips … making it easier one day at a time with TBI
Do you have a written plan to help yourself or your loved one through the difficult days of TBI? One did not like telling others about having a bad day. They are just days in the lives of TBI. Others would refer to these days as “bad days”, but when you have chronic illness, injury, brain dysfunction, or TBI it’s just part of life. Read the rest of this entry »
Laughter as brain injury medicine … Are you sleeping?
Who needs sleep? Awe, one is finally having restful nights with adequate amount of sleep. You would think 4 out of 7 nights are good if you had a TBI, and to our standards I’m in the “good” range now! Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips … enhancing one’s well-being with TBI, SCI, Chronic Illness and Aging Part 2 of 2
When one’s life changes, do others “accept” these changes? Can you return to previous employment Read the rest of this entry »
Treatment that changed TBI symptoms: Neuroendocrine complications in TBI Part 4
Neuroendocrine complications after TBI are identified in these posts as severe injuries to the brain. Degrees of brain injury may remain unknown since many traumatic brain injuries are commonly Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips … enhancing one’s well-being with TBI, SCI, Chronic Illness and Aging Part 1 of 2
How can we improve awareness of self and others and enhance one’s well-being while dealing with traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, mental and physical illnesses, and the aging process?
Artistic and creative talent frequently emerges with Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips: When YOU suddenly join the TBI club! Part 3 of 3
This is definitely a family affair! With gratitude Read the rest of this entry »
Laughter as brain injury medicine … where’s cell phone
Gosh, those small cell phones are easily misplaced. We pull them out to text, answer calls, take pictures, and various other things. What happens when Read the rest of this entry »
Treatment that changed TBI symptoms: Neuroendocrine complications of TBI Part 3
When your injury is believed to be in the hypothalamus what is next? How can the damage be determined in the hypothalamus? How are neuroendocrine functions measured? Read the rest of this entry »
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?
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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 Parker, fellow 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.
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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 »
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.
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?
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 »
Simple tips understanding injuries are very different … Part 2 of 2
Following the minor accident she sustained many symptoms. Some of the problems she recalls are: memory problems, an inability to focus, poor judgement, poor financial decisions, unable to balance a checkbook, unable to compensate, unable to sleep, increase in pain, extreme fatigue, irritability, unable to be independent because of level of fatigue, required assistance to accomplish activities of daily living, profound confusion, and finally an inability to work at career that was her passion.
Most importantly, she was unable to care for herself and struggled to parent her daughters. She did not qualify for rehabilitation. Now she wonders why her brain didn’t qualify for rehabilitation, but her amputation was covered daily for several months! Was her leg considered more valuable than
Simple tips understanding injuries are very different … Part 1 of 2
How many have been compared to someone who have a visible injury? “Look how much someone can accomplish after they have lost limbs or have some other visible physical injuries.” Is the frustration with brain injury Read the rest of this entry »
Were you lead to believe you have a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury mTBI? Maybe or maybe not?
Too often we hear about the term Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and wonder why it is called “mild” because those struggling with it find it’s not “mild” at all. However, those individuals that are plagued by ongoing symptoms and regardless how hard they try seem unable to overcome them. Is this because they really don’t have mTBI and have the other diagnosis that is linked with mTBI and ongoing symptoms that is not publicized? Would it help if you knew it had a different name and work in a different manner to overcome all the issues at hand? Read the rest of this entry »