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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 »

 

Laughter as brain injury medicine … ending another’s phobia quickly

My mother-in-law did not drive and when she moved in with us at 93 she went everywhere I needed to go.  That was limited to medical appointments, aquatic therapy and grocery store.  Many people have phobias

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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 »

 

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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How it all began 40 years ago … a journey back in time Part 3 of 4

Al got the approval of both my father and mother to marry me.  We were engaged April 2, 1972.  There was significant turmoil in family Read the rest of this entry »

 

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How it all began 40 years ago … a journey back in time Part 2 of 4

A little over a year passed.  I didn’t want to attend my high school senior prom.  It just wasn’t my thing.  My mother wanted me to attend.  I told her I would go with another person Read the rest of this entry »

 

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