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badge2Come blog with us about brain injury! Interesting and informative postings by survivors, families, caregivers and staff of Lash and Associates. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll want to tell your own story and this is the place to tell it! We’re always looking for new “bloggers”. Post your comments on our blog articles and share your experience. It’s easy to join this blog.

Let’s Write!

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Does the mere thought of writing leave you cold? Perhaps it reminds you of the difficult times you had in school trying to write to the satisfaction of your teachers. Or perhaps the thought of writing about your life leaves you thinking there’s nothing in your life worth writing about. To both of these reasons for not journaling, I say: Let them go!

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Learning to Love a Stranger

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Valentine’s Day is not the only time we think about love and long for a deep connection with a partner. After a person has a brain injury, especially a moderate-severe injury, there may be changes in personality, memory, and communication.

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What Journaling Can Do For You

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Note: I know of no studies so far that have been conducted with people with brain injury who journal. However, this kind of writing is beneficial for so many populations, it would undoubtedly be helpful for many people with brain injury. I do know that the people with brain injury in my journaling groups have benefited greatly from this practice.

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Daddy’s Little Princess

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I was and still am (and always will be) a huge Daddy’s Girl. My dad always told me he never wanted a boy. He wanted a princess to spoil, and that is what he did.We were more like best friends than father and daughter. Even though there were over a thousand kilometers between us, we were close as could be. It was never out of the ordinary to receive a phone call at 2 in the afternoon and it was my dad at work. He had heard a joke and had to share it with me. He would surprise me with visits, calls and gifts all the time. He was my best friend.

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Ten Tips to Manage New TBI Caregiver Responsibilities

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Are you a new caregiver for a family member who recently sustained a brain injury? Are you struggling with all of the responsibilities and tasks? The crisis stage of brain injury treatment covers the time when your family member is in the intensive care unit, until he/she begins early rehabilitation.

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How To Journal – Part 2

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Last time, we covered some of the guidelines for satisfying, effective journaling. Now, let’s look at some journaling techniques you might find helpful.

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Ten Tips for New TBI Caregivers

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In 1998, my husband Alan suffered a heart attack and cardiac arrest that led to a severe anoxic brain injury. I can still remember those early days when he was in the intensive care unit (ICU). What comes back is my feeling of everything being out of my control.

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Journaling After Brain Injury

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Wonderful! You have decided to begin journaling. How do you get started? It could be that you simply put your pen on the paper, or your fingers on the keyboard, and go.

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A Note from Debbie

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I was desperate. I had sustained a brain injury in an automobile accident and was struggling to deal with everyday living activities. After almost burning down my home twice by leaving cooking units on unattended, I finally realized I had a problem and that it wouldn’t go away. Everything in my life that used to be so easy was now almost impossible to do without putting myself, others or property at risk.

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Falling on Ice is not Very Nice!

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Okay, this is winter…probably the worst one we’ve had in a very long time! Record snow and ice have captured the nation’s attention. Icy conditions can lead to an increase in head injuries from falls. With that in mind, we need to focus on concussions and head trauma resulting from falling on very hard snow or ice.

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