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badge2Care and treatment of acquired and traumatic brain injury must address wide array of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms.

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: 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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Make Every Day Holiday!!!! by Donna O’Donnell Figurski

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Put the holiday into perspective — It’s just a day that will be followed by another day and so on. By avoiding complaining, grumbling, or negativity about the celebration of any particular holiday, you will undoubtedly be in a better place. Though life is not as it was pre-brain injury and you most likely can’t celebrate as you once did, you can definitely honor and appreciate the very significant fact that you survived. You are alive!

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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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Cognitive Rehabilitation After Brain Injury

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Cognitive Rehabilitation After Brain Injury by Kimberly S. Hutchinson, PhD and Lawrence S. Dilks, PhD You Know Someone Who has Experienced A Brain Injury If you are reading this, it’s likely that you or someone you know has experienced a brain injury. As recently reported, about 7,000 people a day are affected by some form of […]

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Social Media: as an Advocate how do you use it?

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Twitter is unlike Facebook or LinkedIn because it doesn’t ask you to “friend” or “connect” with anyone.

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Grieving Losses due to TBI by Denise Boggs

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Every TBI generates some degree of loss. Each injury, though unique and different, has one thing in common — loss. Whatever the loss may be, recognizing the stages of grieving will help us process the loss.

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Acceptance of TBI by Pamela Taylor

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Yesterday, I heard the words that nobody wants to hear.

“Pam, you have known that you have a traumatic brain injury. We have tried therapies and medication. Your progress has been good. But, we are at a place where your recovery will not go much farther. You have to understand that the brains cells have died and they do not come back. You are closer to the old you than you were, but getting all the way back is not possible.”

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Brain Injury Adjustments: Self-Reinvention by Rodney Smith

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Brain Injury Adjustments: Self-Reinvention by Rodney Smith The “A-HA” Moment At some point adjustment occurs during the brain injury recovery journey, and there usually is an “a-ha” moment, if you will, where we realize that big and small changes have taken place.  It is time to make the best of things as they are.  Some […]

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