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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Who’s brain injured

Who is always to blame but someone that’s brain injured.  Who is believed?  It’s not Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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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

US Navy 101118-F-5586B-144 Marine Sgt. Brian J...

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

 

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Simple tips helping others

At times life seems complicated and everything one does just does not make sense.  You get up and look in the mirror.  You consider yourself fortunate that you’ve survived … sometimes! Because of the superficial society no one understands what life is truly like.  You look good,  must be nothing wrong! That couldn’t be any further from the truth!

Appearance is the one thing that most those who traumatic brain injury, aging, chronic illness, and mental illness can control.  They take pride in their appearance when out in public.  Often it is the only thing under one’s control.

How many have been told to look how much someone can accomplish after they have lost limbs or have some other physical injuries?  Is the frustration with brain injury justifiable?  Is losing a limb comparable to brain injury?  Next two “Simple Tip Posts”  is a situation from someone who experienced both. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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How do you really feel dealing with traumatic brain injury? Video by me!

If you are dealing with brain injury you spend many days just standing at the crossroads in life, and wondering which way to go!  It’s not easy when families walk away, friends  leave, and your pet(s) stays!  Traumatic brain injury affects the entire family system including the animals. Pet therapy and their unconditional love help patients and families cope throughout this difficult journey. It’s priceless.  Animals are consistently the most therapeutic in this lengthy rehabilitation process for these special families.  This unimaginable journey is affected in every aspect of life: physiologically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Families walk away, friends leave, and animals stay.

 Poor judgment is only one issue of this complex injury.  In this video one can see that even the dog’s health was jeopardized.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Daily, Most-Controlled, and Least Expensive Therapy following Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Chronic Illnesses

Are you searching out affordable, consistent, reliable family therapy to restore life after traumatic brain injury or chronic illness?  Do you feel as though no one is listening? No one cares or understands? Where is that unconditional love?  What is the best therapy that works, stands by you through thick and thin, and does not pass judgment? When you and the family feel things have stabilized after your injury or illness it may be time to consider something you have not considered before injury. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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