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Is it TBI, chronic illness, cognitive disorders, dementia or Alzheimer’s? Part 1 of 2

What’s the difference between brain dysfunction such as dementia and other progressive cognitive disorders and TBI or other chronic illnesses?

Survivors of TBI and chronic illness rarely Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Loving and living with someone when they have Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, and Brain Dysfunction (Part 4 of Series)

Catastrophic reactions and safety issues

When she is in crisis, it’s nearly impossible to find peace and calm within the household.  It’s easy to cause a catastrophic reaction Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Loving and living with someone when they have Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, and Brain Dysfunction (Part 1 of Series)

Routine works best with brain injury.  Most survivors place things in the same place all the time.  Anything out of order, disrupts many aspects of life. Disruption affects everyone in the famil Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

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Brain Mapping

Massachusetts General Hospital is researching the brain with the most powerful brain scans in the world.  Video from BBC February 16, 2013 describes the newest technology and most advanced images of the brain and how it works.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips: When YOU suddenly join the TBI club! Part 2 of 3

No one knows their deficits until they are out of formal rehabilitation, when life 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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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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Leaving the Twilight Zone … So I thought! after a closed head injury

If you look okay you are expected to be working!

It was time to get back to work following a closed head injury.  I thought everything was going well and my simple concussion was resolved.  Oh, if I only knew what was yet to come.  So by Monday November 4, 1991 and 5 days later I was ready to return to work.  After all a few days have passed since I was hit in the head and certainly there should not be any reason to keep me from working. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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10 Tips in Placing Telephone Calls with Brain Injury

10 tips and highlights to handle telephone calls without distraction and keep focused for those with brain injuries, brain dysfunction, and other chronic illnesses.

So many types of telephones.

Everyone is familiar with the telephone for communication at work, at home or more commonly everywhere one goes with their cell phone. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Best and safest exercise for brain injury…brain dysfunction and all other areas of health

Are you having difficulty standing?  Is your balance off and you fall often?  Are you dizzy?  Or are you simply too tired or fatigue? Do your joints ache? Do you think you have had a traumatic brain injury but not sure?  Have you been diagnosed with a brain injury or medical condition? Are you a hero that has fought for our country?  Are you a disabled American Veteran?

Children in aquatic therapy

Exercise is always important, but now it can be fun! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Difficulty remembering? Start here to help yourself. Brain Injury?

Forgetting or simply not remembering?  Which is it?  Well, forgetting is something you have in your memory.  Or maybe it is not that simple.  It could be something you tried to memorize but could not, then you forgot what it was.  It’s all a matter of intrepretion.  Remembering is questionable.  Was it ever in your memory to begin with, or was it something you tried to remember and could not have.  The question is more complex then anyone could believe…until you’ve been there. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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