Category Archives: cognitive difficulties

Picking up the pieces

picture from http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com Timothy Giles was punched in the head, twice. He explains how his life was changed forever. https://nzherald.pressreader.com/search?query=picking%20up%20the%20pieces%20%20timothy%20giles&in=ALL&date=Anytime&hideSimilar=0 Still Whilst the brain injury may significantly affect/impact many areas of your life… “You are not defined by your traumatic brain injury.” … Continue reading

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Head/Brain Injury and Dysphasia (or Aphasia)

  https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/head-brain-inhjury-and-dysphasia/ and http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com “When a brain has been damaged, new neural pathways can be formed, learnt, strengthened and developed over time …with habit-forming, focus and practice.” – me “With focus, dedication, persistence and especially patience, support and love, a brain, … Continue reading

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Understanding Brain Injuries

http://www.hopeworks.org.nz/the-brainhub/neurological-disorders-diseases/traumatic-brain-injury-facts-1 With understanding comes acceptance… then all (patients, family and carers/support) can move forward on the at times very difficult long journey of hope that is life” “Do not let what you (we) can’t do stop you from doing what … Continue reading

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Effects of brain injury

https://www.headway.org.uk/Effects-of-brain-injury.aspx

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Cognitive Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury What is cognition? Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. It includes the ability to choose, understand, remember and use information. Cognition includes: Attention and concentration Processing and understanding information Memory Communication Planning, … Continue reading

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Some Cognitive Effects of Head (Brain) Injury

“Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. The skull is able to withstand many types of blows; but the brain is vulnerable to sudden swirling or rotating movements. Shake the bowl and see what happens to the jelly.”
– Dr Don Mackie, Emergency Specialist(in New Zealand)

This extract (in note form) is from a chapter from my manuscript titled MY STORY, MY DREAM available at http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-My-Way/ and as an e-book at

http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-Way-ebook/dp/B005GS6ZVO

Also LIVING WITH HEAD (BRAIN) INJURY (from ‘MY STORY’) * [Kindle Edition http://www.amazon.com/LIVING-BRAIN-INJURY-STORY-ebook/dp/B005IQMC0W/

and his latest Who Wants to be Normal Anyway

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Some Cognitive Effects of Head Injury

“Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. The skull is able to withstand many types of blows; but the brain is vulnerable to sudden swirling or rotating movements. Shake the bowl and see what happens to the jelly.”
– Dr Don Mackie, Emergency Specialist(in New Zealand)

This extract (in note form) is from a chapter from my manuscript titled MY STORY, MY DREAM available at http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-My-Way/ and as an e-book at

http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-Way-ebook/dp/B005GS6ZVO

Also LIVING WITH HEAD (BRAIN) INJURY (from ‘MY STORY’) * [Kindle Edition http://www.amazon.com/LIVING-BRAIN-INJURY-STORY-ebook/dp/B005IQMC0W/

and his latest Who Wants to be Normal Anyway Continue reading

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Some Cognitive Effects of Head Injury

SOME COGNITIVE EFFECTS OF HEAD INJURY:

by Craig Lock

“Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. The skull is able to withstand many types of blows; but the brain is vulnerable to sudden swirling or rotating movements. Shake the bowl and see what happens to the jelly.”
– Dr Don Mackie, Emergency Specialist(in New Zealand)

This extract (in note form) is from a chapter from my manuscript titled MY STORY, MY DREAM Also LIVING WITH HEAD (BRAIN) INJURY (from ‘MY STORY’)

and his latest WHO WANTS TO BE NORMAL ANYWAY
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Living with Long-Term Brain (Head) Injury

Article Title: Living with Long-Term Brain (Head) Injury Submitted by: Craig Lock Category (key words): head injury, brain injury, William Fairbank, effects of brain/head injury, neuro-psychology, brain, cognitive difficulties, medical information, medical resources (enough there now, craig) Web sites: http://www.williamfairbank.comContinue reading

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Don’t Give Up After a Traumatic Injury!

A personal story of a head injury survivor “Failure is a part of success”.

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