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badge2Symptoms of brain injury can range from loss of consciousness and coma to changes in physical, cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral abilities and skills. The range and severity of symptoms are different for each person as each brain injury is unique.

These blog articles discuss the variety of symptoms from the persepctive of clinicians, survivors and families. They give readers a broader understanding of the complexity of brain injury symptoms and their consequences for a meaningful life.

Thoughts on My Cracked Head

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Five years later I still have occasional trouble with my memory and with writing. Music is still not enjoyable. Reading tires my brain, but I keep pushing to regain that. I occasionally see some things improve – even at five years. I have “tired brain days” especially after a hard week at work. I keep a calendar of commitments and appointments. I am organized and know where to find information that I need to know. I still am very much “in the moment.”

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Having a Brain Injury Was Never the Plan!

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Having a Brain Injury Was Never the Plan!   By Barbara Webster and The Amazing Framingham Brain Injury Survivor Support Group of The Brain Injury Assoc. of Massachusetts     I never thought . . . It would be so hard to find the right medical care. Life could change so easily and so drastically […]

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There’s always hope… Encouragement after TBI

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There’s always hope… Encouragement after TBI   By Bill Herrin   My dad would often tell me not to get discouraged, and as a young man, I didn’t understand why…sometimes it made me frustrated. What he knew (that I didn’t at the time) was that he was preparing me for discouraging times in my life. […]

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You Did That on Purpose! – Misinterpretations and Anger after Brain Injury

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You Did That on Purpose!  Misinterpretations and Anger after Brain Injury   By Dawn Neumann, Ph.D., FACRM   Imagine that you are waiting in line at the store and someone cuts in front of you.  A) Do you think the person cut in front of you on purpose or was trying to be mean? B) […]

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How Can I Diminish A Mountain of Anxiety after TBI?

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The huge task of bringing yourself down from the “mountain” of anxiety after TBI is a unchartered trek, since every brain injury is different. This blog post points to some ways to make the journey easier, with some considerable suggestions to help find your way.

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Who Am I Now? Loss of Self after TBI

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Loss of self is common after a traumatic brain injury, and can often leave survivors with the feelings of frustration, anger, confusion and more. Finding your “new normal” after loss of self, even when it means adapting to a different version of your old self is a viable option. This article addresses the challenges and encourages people facing this tough subject.

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Caregiver Fatigue Is An Ongoing Challenge

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Compassion and empathy are key to good caregiving, and supply can run short when you’re the TBI caregiver every single day. This article covers caregiving tips, along with lots of resources!

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Why Do So Many Survivors Have Sleep Disorders After Brain Injury?

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After a traumatic brain injury, sleep disorders can surface in many different forms, and for many different reasons. People with TBI and PTSD face some similar symptoms, but each has its own distinct differences as well. This article has links to many resources, as well as providing information on its own. We hope that you find it useful and relevant! #lapublish

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Survivors Speak about Recovery and Acceptance

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When a life-changer like TBI occurs, moving forward and acceptance are key parts of rebuilding. This blog post discusses the myth of recovery, rising again, recalculating, family dynamics and more…a great resource with plentiful links to other articles and useful products to help along the way…for survivors, caregivers, and more.

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Drinking Alcohol after Brain injury – Really? Why Not?

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Drinking Alcohol After Brain Injury November 2017 For many, it’s the season to celebrate with alcohol, to party with the holidays coming! How often have you heard that line – or is it an excuse? But you may have also heard comments from friends and family such as, “You get angry when you drink.” “I […]

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