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

Dementia and other progressive cognitive disorders

Unfortunately those who live with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease develop gradual changes over years and rarely 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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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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Saturday is Photo Day: Appreciating simple things through photo memories!

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Awe Winter … Where White is Beautiful from Indoors Looking Out!

It’s time to keep beautiful memories alive!  Yes, it’s cold outside … but what’s more delightful than snuggling up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa or roasting marshmallows indoors and making smores?

How many states don’t get snow? None.  Even Hawaii may get a little snow periodically.  Every state has recorded snowfall at one time or another, albeit rare in several states.  In 2011 there was snowfall in 49 of 50 states simultaneously … a record breaker!

 

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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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Laughter as brain injury medicine … what did I ask for?

So many times those with brain injury use the wrong words, but was this really miscommunication or just a mistake? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Everyday

I was touched to read that some people think brain injury can simply be put aside and life goes on. Life does go on, but in whatever direction the brain takes you. Every day is a challenge and it does not help when others do not understand. I don’t want others to learn either, because it can be torture. Brain injury is not easy, it’s not a choice of how you want your day to unfold, it’s the unpredictable paths a damaged brain takes one on and is not under voluntary control. If it were voluntary, we’d all be better! This young woman clearly helps others along her own difficult journey. She’s an inspiration to so many with traumatic brain injury and also has an on-line support group. Is this something you endure daily or even understand?

 

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