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Learning to Read Again After Brain Injury: How to Improve Pure Alexia

Survivors may experience pure alexia after brain injury, which involves difficulty with reading. This usually occurs when a brain injury affects the posterior left hemisphere of the brain. While learning to read again after brain injury can be challenging, it is possible to improve pure alexia. Speech-language pathologists (SLP) and occupational therapists (OTs) are excellent […]

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9. Re-Injuries, Symptom Flare-Ups, and Combatting Fear (with Ali Rheaume + Natasha Wilch)

The journey of living with brain injury comes with ups and downs. Today, you will hear from two guests: – Survivor Perspective: Ali Rheaume has been living with a TBI for 5 years, and just sustained a re-injury concussion a few months ago. She shares some of her journey and tips for dealing with re-injuries, […]

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54. Pillars of Concussion Care + Holistic Approach (with Melissa Biscardi)

Brain injury affects the whole person – and every injury is different. That is why it is so important to learn as much as we can about current research and rehab practices. This week, Melissa Biscardi from Rehab Lab is guiding us through pillars of concussion care to learn about different pieces of recovery that […]

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Novel Preclinical Drug Could Have Potential to Combat Depression, Brain Injury, and Cognitive Disorders

. A preclinical drug that inhibits the kinase enzyme Cdk5 may have the potential to treat depression, brain injuries, and disorders associated with cognitive impairment. Source: University of Alabama Birmingham James Bibb, Ph.D., and colleagues have described a novel preclinical drug that could have the potential to combat depression, brain injury and diseases that impair cognition. […]

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Spinal Cord Injury Exercises: Improving Mobility After SCI

When a spinal cord injury disrupts the transmission of signals between the brain and body, spinal cord injury exercises can often help restore communication. Rehab exercises are essential for activating neuroplasticity, which is the central nervous system’s ability to rewire itself and strengthen neural pathways. When searching for spinal cord injury exercises to add to […]

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