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Loving and living with someone when they have Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, and Brain Dysfunction (Part 5 of Series)

Bullying

Of course there was torment and bullying.  Who hasn’t been bullied? There are different degrees 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 3 of Series)

Brain injury, intelligence, rigidity, moving

She is intelligent and has developed many ways to compensate by using the computer.  Her physical activity 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 2 of Series)

Healthcare based on education, experience (personal or professional?), perception

A couple examples of how healthcare professionals have responded are quite ignorant.  They should be educated, but accusations with children are common and blame parents Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as Brain Injury Medicine … Silly comments or questions

Have you laughed today?  Many times we say things that are innocent but 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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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 »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … not ready yet

When stressful situations happen, laughter is relaxing and healing. Camera, one has carried it everywhere, long before cell phone cameras.  It’s my memory!  Ironically, over the years people have complained Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

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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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Simple tips: When YOU suddenly join the TBI club! Part 1 of 3

To receive the quality care you or a loved one deserves after traumatic brain injury you must have Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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?

 

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

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Find out how much better you COULD be doing — directly from Dr. Charles Parker

 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 Parkerfellow 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.

He is also the author of two books containing information you…

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Treatment that changed TBI symptoms Part 1

Who would ever think after nearly two decades … precisely 18 1/2 years one would get their life back?  Was it answer to prayer?  Was it prayer that kept one alive?  With certainty, it was both. This treatment and diagnosis is common to traumatic brain injury. Sadly, most do not know about it.  I did not know about it. Many TBI patients, families and even healthcare professionals do not know it. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The hardest work ever

English: A subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Just a brief over view what happened during the years of recovery.  I struggled daily with only energy for 3 to 4 hours every day.  All my life before this injury I use to sleep not more than 3 or 4 hours a night.  I did not have time to sleep.  I was simply too busy.  I worked, and I worked hard! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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 »

 

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Simple tips … organizing and helping in the kitchen after brain injury

The kitchen is an area that can create significant chaos when things get put away in the wrong place.  It’s distressing to those Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Do not get that towel wet

A friend and I went to the local recreation center to try some water exercise.  This was her first time following 7 brain surgeries. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips understanding how disorganization can be disruptive: comparing ADD and brain injury

Keeping organized is essential to recovery from brain injury.  Clutter overwhelms the brain and may cause 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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Laughter is the best brain injury medicine … just one childhood moment with friend

With all the sadness in the world, it’s time to laugh again! Have you ever done something as a child you never told your parents about? What was the motivation for doing it? Children are innocent and they have memories their parents Read the rest of this entry »

 

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NHBPM – Doing My Own Prompt Today – Chronic Illness Links

NHBPM – Doing My Own Prompt Today – Chronic Illness Links.

This is an impressive site with well written articles and several links pertaining to chronic illness.  Take some time to review the related links on this post.  I personally reviewed all the links thoroughly except one, which was not of interest to me but may be to others. These are all educational links and contain well-written materials. Tell me what you think?

 

 

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Laughter is brain injury medicine … Duplicates, triplicates, how many do you need

Pantry Commentary

It seems like no one understands why I have too much of everything.  Doubles, triples, Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter is the best medicine with brain injury — How much is too much noise

How do you measure how much noise is too much? I’d say this was too much

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Laughter is the best brain injury medicine … what are you doing there

Imbalance is common with brain injuries, chronic illness and aging.  Falling is embarrassing.  Rather then asking for help or looking like an idiot most of us compensate in different ways. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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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 »

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine…Forgot how you looked before leaving the house

Laughter as brain injury medicine is healing for the heart, soul and mind.  Here I believe others will find themselves or someone they know in similar situations and laugh instead of cry! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Loneliness is the Most Terrible Poverty

Loneliness is the Most Terrible Poverty.

This is a well written article that nearly all TBI, brain dysfunctions, chronic illnesses, and an array of health issues deal with.  Most readers will certainly understand this this loneliness.  This will also offer insight into FM (fibromyalgia), another frequently misdiagnosed, and misunderstood disease. Take the time to read this and leave your comments.

 

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Laughter as brain injury medicine – Self check-out lanes anyone? Unpredictable days?

English: Costco in Moncton, New Brunswick

This is something many individuals go through with chronic medical issues.  You ask the question should I leave the house or should I stay home.  One is always believing it will be a good day, so you go about the plans for your day.  It turns out this is more of a typical day in the life of all the above mentioned individuals.  Please laugh along.  You may be able to identify these situations with either yourself or a loved one.  I welcome any of your personal “laughter moments”! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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What is causing an increase in dizziness over the past year…a new revelation!

dizziness

dizziness (Photo credit: iamnelaas)

I’m still figuring out symptoms and trying to problem solve nearly 21 years later.  So what is the cause of dizziness anyway? I’m sharing this level of frustration so others can see how difficult it is with any individual dealing with traumatic brain injury. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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