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Aging in inevitable but many survivors, families and caregivers worry that a brain injury or stroke will hasten the aging process with changes in memory, attention, and cognitive skills. These blog articles discuss the effect of aging after a brain injury.

Journal Writing: A Window into Life by Janelle Breese Biagioni

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It seems to be our nature to see the accomplishments of others; however, we often overlook our own. We either fear what we have done is not enough or we don’t see how all the little things we did actually contributed to a bigger accomplishment.

Journal writing is a great way to record short, simple notes so that from time to time you can read and reflect on your journey. Often, it’s surprising to see how far you have come.

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Help for Aging Survivors of Brain Injury

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As adults and veterans who have survived a brain injury age and grow older, many worry about further declines in memory and cognitive abilities. Loss of memory, difficulty recalling names, and confusion are common complaints of most aging adults. Physical abilities also change with aging. For survivors of brain trauma who already have some impairments in cognitive and physical abilities, concerns about aging are often magnified. Dr. Mary Hibbard, author of Aging after Brain Injury has some helpful tips for survivors and families.

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Twelve Skills for Caregivers and Survivors Aging with Brain Injury

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In earlier posts, I’ve shared skills for family caregivers during the seasons or stages of crisis, hospital homecoming, and the “new normal.” Many people who sustain a brain injury live for many years. At the same time, older people are being diagnosed with brain injuries from falls, accidents, strokes, and other diseases. Aging with brain injury is the subject of much research and interest in the brain injury community now.

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Brain Injury and Aging

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One of the hot topics surrounding brain injury is what happens to the aging population. Read on and find many helpful tips on staying safe if you or a family member is an aging brain injury survivor.

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Marriage and TBI Part IV – Assistive Technology to Attain Independence

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I hope the information I am providing in this article will be meaningful and helpful to a family or traumatic brain injury survivor with some similar issues as Bill. I remember that when this journey began five years ago, I had a difficult time finding information and direction. We have been able to learn about Assistive Technology and incorporate it into our daily lives.

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Physical and Mental Aging after a Brain Injury

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Survivors of traumatic brain injury worry about the effects of aging on cognition, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy. Aging is not a disease, but aging can compound the effects of brain trauma including memory, organization, and problem solving. Ten rules are given to help adults with TBI with the aging process.

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