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Remember The 13 Common things that people face difficulties having brain injury

  After a brain injury, many people have difficulties with speaking, listening or being aware of other people’s non-verbal communication. These difficulties can include problems with talking and writing; or with understanding what they are reading, or what someone is … Continue reading

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Darkness Tunnel: Fatigue After Brain Injury: BrainLine Talks With Dr. Nathan Zasler

Fatigue After Brain Injury: BrainLine Talks With Dr. Nathan Zasler and  Darkness Tunnel: A journey from darkness into the light https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/fatigue-after-brain-injury-brainline-talks-with-dr-nathan-zasler/darkness-tunnel/ “Fatigue is the single-most effect that has shaped my life.” “We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” … 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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The most Basic Virtue after a TBI is Cognition

What is the most important thing to the TBI Survivor for improvement? Some would think perseverance and some would think consistency. Both are important, but there may be an even more influential virtue. I suggest that the most influential virtue … Continue reading

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Living with Long-Term Brain (Head) Injury

INTRODUCTION

Here is some “info”, that I summarised from a radio interview with a UK film-maker by the name of William Fairbank (http://www.williamfairbank.com) talking about the “hidden handicap, the silent epidemic”. (“It could have been me speaking” . . . but not nearly as eloquently* as William!)

*big word, eh!

Head injury has become a common problem throughout the world. Many of the more severe injuries are related to road traffic and horse riding accidents. As an example, in Great Britain about 15 patients every hour are admitted to hospital for observation, because of head injury and every 2 hours one of these will die. Head injury is implicated in 1 of all deaths and 50% OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT DEATHS. Head injury is particularly prevalent in the age group between 10 and 25. CONCUSSION has occurred, whenever patients cannot remember the actual blow that made them unconscious.

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WILLIAM FAIRBANKS Interview with Kathryn Ryan on National Radio (4th Feb 2010)

LONG-TERM BRAIN INJURY

“There is excellent medical care immediately post-trauma. However, there is little follow-up after the initial trauma. Every day I have to come to terms with my brain injury, to learn. I don’t handle interruptions. It’s like being in a movie. Each person with a brain injury is different…and is affected in different ways. I do one thing at a time – break into little tasks. I really live in the present. No-one ever explained to me how to cope, how to deal with everyday living. I had to learn strategies for myself.

Difficulties in ‘making connections’: Continue reading

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Running on Empty: Living with Long-Term Brain (Head) Injury

Head injury has become a common problem throughout the world. Many of the more severe injuries are related to road traffic and horse riding accidents. As an example, in Great Britain about 15 patients every hour are admitted to hospital for observation, because of head injury and every 2 hours one of these will die. Head injury is implicated in 1 of all deaths and 50% OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT DEATHS. Head injury is particularly prevalent in the age group between 10 and 25. CONCUSSION has occurred, whenever patients cannot remember the actual blow that made them unconscious.

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WILLIAM FAIRBANKS Interview with Kathryn Ryan on National Radio (4th Feb 2010)

LONG-TERM BRAIN INJURY

“There is excellent medical care immediately post-trauma. However, there is little follow-up after the initial trauma. Every day I have to come to terms with my brain injury, to learn. I don’t handle interruptions. It’s like being in a movie. Each person with a brain injury is different…and is affected in different ways. I do one thing at a time – break into little tasks. I really live in the present. No-one ever explained to me how to cope, how to deal with everyday living. I had to learn strategies for myself.

Difficulties in ‘making connections’:

I can only handle “one-on-one” situations. I can’t hold two thoughts in my mind at the same time. A ringing phone will interrupt my thought and sequence. I easily lose the ‘flow’ of the task I was engaged in. Then I have difficulty wondering what to do next! I have to clear clutter to simplify my life. Get easily ‘thrown’ Head injured people are often self absorbed. (Probably helps them cope with life through focussing??)

NB Everyone with a head injury is affected differently.

No-one can understand my problems, because I appear to be a lucid, intelligent man. I’m fine here now doing ONE thing. Continue reading

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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.com Continue reading

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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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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.comhttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4Continue reading

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Cognitive Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury

  Cognitive Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury from http://www.msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/Cognitive-Problems-After-Traumatic-Brain-Injury Based on Research by TBI Model Systems 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 … Continue reading

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