You have been ill or injured. You have struggled to recover. As you recover there are many demands awaiting you. Now you are bombarded by paperwork. Paperwork that Read the rest of this entry »
Category Archives: Simple Tips for Brain Injury Self Rehabilitation (BISR)
Simple tips for TBI, chronic illness, aging, patients …. You need forms filled out and completed by your physician
Who is always to blame but someone that’s brain injured. Who is believed? It’s not Read the rest of this entry »
Aggressive and violent behaviors are common with brain injuries. This type of behavior is extremely difficult to Read the rest of this entry »
You never plan on things happening, but be prepared in case of an emergency especially away from home. Hours in the emergency room can easily Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
There is plenty of paperwork and financial obligations that continue while dealing with devastating injuries and illnesses. Do you and/or spouse or significant other own property? Are you paying life insurance premiums? Have you been paying cash for health care providers before insurance pays?
Expenses for your medical care and other expenses incurred from injury and illness are devastating. At a time when things are already difficult, you and your family are supposed to know all the ins-and-outs of a foreign concept …. Disability alone is difficult! Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
This is definitely a family affair! With gratitude Read the rest of this entry »
No one knows their deficits until they are out of formal rehabilitation, when life Read the rest of this entry »
Keeping organized is essential to good mental and physical health. Organization conserves Read the rest of this entry »
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
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 »
If you are over 18 there are no safeguards to help with your decision making. If you make the wrong decision you Read the rest of this entry »
Sleep disturbances with mild, moderate and severe brain injuries are one of the most disturbing symptoms following brain injury and are three times greater than the general population. Are sleep problems taken seriously? Inability to sleep is a severe Read the rest of this entry »
You are finally getting your life back in order. You are alert and oriented, don’t feel like much and yet so much has changed. The world Read the rest of this entry »
Have you had an increase in symptoms and can not Read the rest of this entry »
Many times when you or someone you know feels under the weather and dealing with health issues all you want to do is be comfortable. How can one feel most comfortable when their world is turned upside down? The type of clothing you wear Read the rest of this entry »
Dressing comfortable with easy to wear clothing is essential to the wardrobe for those with brain injuries, chronic illness, aging population, and numerous medical conditions. The followings Read the rest of this entry »
Often society is focused on appearance. It’s either about how Read the rest of this entry »
Simple and basic tips for toileting, bathroom use, and restrooms after traumatic brain injury and illness
Have you ever been with someone who simply continues going to the bathroom? Or may never get to the bathroom in time? These are basic functions that nearly everyone takes for granted from a young age, usually around the age of 2. Routine bodily functions are often lost and need to be relearned following a traumatic brain injury and many other illnesses and injuries. Read the rest of this entry »
What is important to personal hygiene? It sounds like such an easy question, but when you are dealing with traumatic brain injury and several other issues that deal with thinking problems this is a complex task. Many times this is difficult to figure out, especially in the first year or more following traumatic brain injury. It is something so many people take for granted everyday, until you no longer have that ability to perform the most basic of all functions. Read the rest of this entry »
Legal Representation following traumatic brain injury, injuries, and other cognitive issues can help ease the burden in many aspects of life. Don’t wait, time is of essence. Seek help now before it’s too late. The sooner the better to ask for assistance. Legal help can equal proper evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan and other proper healthcare interventions. Read the rest of this entry »
No one understands the frustration that hustle and bustle creates in the minds of brain injury, brain dysfunction, chronic illnesses as well as the aging population. In this fast paced society it makes it more difficult for these individuals to do their daily routine without feeling frazzled. Read the rest of this entry »
When you feel as though everything you are doing isn’t helping there is still something you can do to help make yourself feel better. You’re probably tired about hearing you need good nutrition and exercise. This is true, good nutrition and exercise are essential to your optimal level of health. Nutrition and exercise needs to be a lifestyle change and that takes at least 5 weeks of consistent change. What about an instant change that doesn’t include nutrition or exercise? Read the rest of this entry »
Attending all the family gatherings and events this time of year can be extremely difficult for those with injuries, chronic illnesses, and brain injuries or dysfunction. Here are a few tips that are helpful to get through these events and yet enjoy the people who are present. It exhausts those dealing with the above-mentioned issues, so planning and organization is the key. Read the rest of this entry »