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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.

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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BRAIN INJURY JOURNEY BULLETIN “Brain Injury Behavior Aftermath”

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An injury to the brain, especially the frontal lobes behind the forehead, can directly affect behavior. This is the area that controls what are called the “executive skills.” They affect how a person thinks and learns. Cognitive changes in memory, and/or, information processing and/or problem solving can be related factors. Even physical things like loud noises, bright lights, or crowded spaces, can affect behaviors. The bottom line: behavior changes for a reason – an injury to the brain.

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News Release: A TBI Survivor Journey of 16-Years

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Lash &  Associates Publishing (www.lapublishing.com) proudly presents a new publication for survivors, caregivers, and professionals working with survivors: MY BRAIN AND I By Jennifer Callaghan Jennifer shares the triumphs and gains she’s experienced over a 16-year period after sustaining severe traumatic brain injury.  In poignant detail, she writes of her struggles, the many obstacles, and […]

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News Release: New Workbook focuses on developing Right Hemisphere for those with Brain Injury

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It is never easy stepping outside a personal comfort zone. Yet, it’s an ongoing process for many who are survivors of a brain injury. Daily, the person needs to look at current capabilities, skills, and capacities and find a way to deal with the limitations and changes that have resulted from the trauma. Reconciling these changes is uncomfortable, at times agonizing, and demanding a significant level of concentration, dedication, and motivation.

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TBI Recovery Workbook Using Mandalas and Journaling

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The primary focus is to promote the balancing of both hemispheres of the brain through writing (Journaling) and coloring (Meditating). I deeply desire each survivor discover a means of self-expression through a non-threatening venue while creating and nurturing an experience that promotes quiet, healing reflection.

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BRAIN INJURY JOURNEY BULLETIN: EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS — Critical and Vital to Organization, Prioritizing, and Behaviors

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The brain, when it is functioning at optimum capacity, works in a unified way allowing us to take in information, process it, and act in a purposeful fashion. Purposeful behavior allows us to live safely in our environment, accomplish goals, and succeed to the best of our ability. Although the brain works in a unified way, the control mechanisms are complex systems. One system is executive functions. When they are compromised, there is a failure to organize and prioritize actions and behaviors.

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