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"They say, “You are what you eat.” And the food we incorporate into our diets does have a profound impact on our bodies... Turns out, certain foods can indeed help with #brain functions such as memory and concentration." via @ClevelandClinic #brainhealth https://health.clevelandclinic.org/foods-that-improve-memory/

Since my #braininjury time just passes me by. I blink... and an hour has gone and I have achieved next to nothing. Others might put it down to laziness, but this is one of the ways a brain injury can throw your life upside down. #jumbledbrain #TBI #stroke https://www.jumbledbrain.com/time-brain-injury/

WHO Executive Board #EB152 will resume their session this morning at 10h00 CET.

More info & follow the discussion live https://bit.ly/WHOEB152

Here @childrensatvcu explains how having a #concussion recovery plan and working with child’s medical & academic teams will put them on the best track and help them heal. Plus they gives ideas on how best to do this >>> #braininjury #TBI https://www.chrichmond.org/blog/returning-to-school-after-concussion-when-and-how-to-do-it-safely

A year ago, I laid out 5 @WHO priorities for the coming five years:
Promoting health
Providing health
Protecting health
Powering for health
Performing for health

In my #EB152 speech I highlighted key achievements in 2022 against each of the “five Ps”: http://bit.ly/3j97iUZ

💊The PIVOT-HD trial: splicing modification

@DrBredlau, Lee Golden and Brian Beers (@PTCBio) introduce a promising HTT-lowering candidate for the treatment of #HuntingtonsDisease

@EHDN_News #EHDN2022 #NeuroTwitter #Neurology

"Are you in recovery from from substance use / #mentalhealth / behavioral disorders?.. There are 4 important things...you can do to improve your brain’s health & function & further your overall recovery." By Lisa Frederiksen #brainhealth #brain #health https://www.breakingthecycles.com/2022/08/30/4-things-to-support-brain-health-function-for-recovery/

When you're struggling with word finding because of aphasia, frustration can make it worse. Here's how you can help someone when they are struggling with a #braininjury or other #chronicillness >>>>> #jumbledbrain #tbi https://www.jumbledbrain.com/aphasia-from-brain-injury/

Do you ever get those days where you just can't quite concentrate on anything and feel generally sluggish? It may well be that you have #brainfog. Being gentle with yourself on these days is even more important. Here's some other tips from @BlurtAlerts https://www.blurtitout.org/2021/02/11/coping-foggy-brain-days/

‘The right ascribes to its adversaries … monstrous corruption and elaborate conspiracies. Then, in the name of fighting back, it mimics the tactics it has accused its foes of using.’ Via @michelleinbklyn https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/30/opinion/durham-republican-investigations.html?smid=tw-share

McCarthy has members of his conference who will vote against a debt ceiling hike no matter what's in the package.
"No," Greg Pence told me when asked if he would vote to raise the debt ceiling if it included "every" single one of his priorities.

Good Krugman column on how everyone says they are doing good, but the economy is awful https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/30/opinion/american-economy-improvement-perception-data.html One point to add, people are buying lots of big ticket items -- very strange behavior in an awful economy.

Blog post by @michelle_munt for @IndepFoundUK: I used technology remotely to help my Dad stay at home longer whilst suffering from #Alzheimers Spoiler alert - he couldn't use a smart phone, this is my own work around. #dementia #braininjury https://www.independencefound.co.uk/single-post/how-families-can-use-technology-remotely-to-help-a-brain-injury-survivor-maintain-their-independence

I knew something didn't feel right with my brain, but the doctors wouldn't listen. Many #braininjury survivors can go on an exhausting journey to get diagnosed. Here's what I faced to find the answers I needed... #TBI by @michelle_munt for @CfgLaw https://www.cfglaw.co.uk/blog/proving-your-brain-injury

'The municipality does not have adequate accessible shelter spaces for its homeless population of 1,100 individuals,' judge says. http://ow.ly/xnFJ50MF17X

"Here is a collection of tips from people who have been there, lived with mental ill-health, and made it through to the other side." via @janinedefontain
#mentalhealth #mentalillness #depression https://reflectionsfromaredhead.com/tips-for-people-living-with-a-mental-illness/

Bonus Key Point 1 from the article #Facioscapulohumeral #MuscularDystrophy by Dr. Karlien Mul, which is available to subscribers at http://continpub.com/FacMusDys. #neurology #MedEd #NeuroTwitter

Court rules Region of Waterloo can't evict ppl from encampment as long as "the no. of homeless persons exceeds the no. of available shelter beds in the region"

If enough shelter space becomes available, the decision may be reversed.
#HousingCrisis #ONpoli

Interested in knowing more about the accessible services available for immigrants? This virtual session will provide you with the all of the information and resources available! Thank you @ImmigrationWR

Register here!

" #Tinnitus or ringing in the ears is a common symptom of #migraine... Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to help manage the noise and reduce your overall symptoms. Keep reading for our top tips!" via
@MigraineStrong1 https://www.migrainestrong.com/the-tinnitus-and-migraines-link-simple-strategies-to-tune-it-out/

My op-ed for @Newsweek

It's Time for the Scientific Community to Admit We Were Wrong About COIVD and It Cost Lives


Last Friday the @WHO Emergency Committee met to consider whether #COVID19 remains a Public Health Emergency of Intl. Concern. In their view, the outbreak remains a global health emergency, and I agree. This morning, I updated the #EB152 on the way forward. http://bit.ly/3JtgqhJ

I had no experience of blog writing before my brain injury. Some readers asked me for my advice on how to start their own blog. It's not easy but it can be done. >>>> #jumbledbrain #tbi #braininjury https://www.jumbledbrain.com/starting-brain-injury-blog-acheivable/

It's often said that brain injury affects whole families, not just individuals. Many difficult stages have to be passed through, from initial shock to eventual acceptance. Find out more: https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/caring/family-reaction-to-a-brain-injury/

Although tobacco smoke decreases life expectancy and quality of life, it may reduce the risk of #Parkinsons by a third.

As a high functioning #braininjury survivor I'm still surprised how a task that I, and the average person can usually do without thinking can suddenly be super hard. My post for @CfgLaw #TBI #invisibledisability https://www.cfglaw.co.uk/blog/how-simple-things-can-be-difficult-even-for-a-high-functioning-brain-injury-survivor

Thank you so much @Wahl_Show for the great podcast! Out tomorrow!
Also thank you so much for being the speaker @InjuryNl dinner on February 10!
Contact #NLBIA to get your ticket!

Individuals do not always progress in a linear fashion during brain injury recovery, so treatment paths may vary depending on the person. Learn more about different hospital treatment paths for brain injury here: http://bit.ly/3Dln0mO

Should prevention medication for pediatric #migraine be re-evaluated?

Massimiliano Valeriani (@bambinogesu) provides his expert opinion: http://ow.ly/BHPQ50MxuAa

@EHF_Official #EHC2022 #Headache

Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans of people with Parkinsons usually appear normal.

Brain injury doesn't just affect individuals; it can transform the lives of entire families. Find high-quality information and support for carers on the Headway website: https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/caring/

Myths I once thought were true:

- dairy is inflammatory
- carbs before bed turn into fat
- fasted cardio is best for weight loss
- meal timing doesn’t matter
- plant protein is worthless
- red meat isn’t healthy
- eggs aren’t healthy
- fiber is just for 💩

Our annual conference keynote speaker, Gretchen Evans, recently won the ESPY’s Pat Tillman Award for Service. They put together an amazing intro video, we encourage you to check it out! https://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/34269266

sometimes we all need #help. sometimes help is hard to find after #braininjury. we have to #advocate for ourselves
#brainstormforbraininjury #braininjury #braininjuryawareness #braininjurycaregiver #invisibledisability #braininjuryresilience #speakup #speakout #weallneedhelp

sometimes we all need #help. sometimes help is hard to find after #braininjury. we have to #advocate for ourselves
#brainstormforbraininjury #braininjury #braininjuryawareness #braininjurysurvivor #invisibledisability #braininjuryresilience #speakup #speakout #weallneedhelp

From the perspective of someone who lives with traumatic #braininjury, read Brooke Trotter’s blog via @CFGLaw on “10 Things You Should Never Say To a Person With a Brain Injury”. Via @TrotterBrooke #tbi #stroke https://www.cfglaw.co.uk/blog/brain-injury-brooke/10-things-you-should-never-say-to-a-person-with-a-brain-injury

We are so excited to welcome Dr. Geoffrey Manley as the keynote speaker at the 2023 National Capital Area TBI Research Symposium. Don't forget to register at https://bit.ly/2023_TBISYMP before 11:59 PM EST on February 23, 2023. We hope to see you there! #2023___TBISYMP

You CAN take back control of your life in spite of #Parkinson's Disease http://bit.ly/parkinsonsreport #ParkinsonsLife

How can we optimize our brains for peak performance? @UTD’s @BrainHealth is discovering new practices that uncover powerful tools to reorganize, restructure, and retrain the brain. Check it out: https://bit.ly/3WpLbXL

#Corgan #Architecture #Design #Research #Health

Being a social coach for @OaklandUnivers4 and using @BrainHealth's Charisma program has been a worthwhile experience. The virtual space allows me to coach adults and students in a more immersive way.

Learn about the #WHOYouthCouncil 🧵

👉WHO hosted an inaugural meeting of the WHO Youth Council from 27 to 30 January in Geneva.

The council is made up of representatives from 22 diverse youth organizations from health and non-health backgrounds.


How suffering from emotional lability can be complicated. We're not doing it just to get attention. A #braininjury might makes us look like a drama queen, but believe me, we're not. By @michelle_munt for @CfgLaw #TBI #invisibledisability https://www.cfglaw.co.uk/blog/brain-injury-can-create-emotional-lability-whist-isnt-being-a-drama-queen

One of the most common questions from people with PD is, "What types of exercise should I do?" In this short YouTube video, hear from John G. Nutt, MD, on exercise recommendations for people with Parkinson's disease 💪


Can we get to €5,000 before the month ends 🇮🇪

Donate what you can to link below and be in with a change to win a signed @ONeills1918 retro Irish football jersey 🇮🇪 @ABIIreland


In this @NewYorker interview, Linda Ronstadt shares that the first symptoms of Parkinsonism she noticed affected her singing voice. Voice changes are a common early sign of PD 🗣 Learn how to recognize other early signs of Parkinson's on our website: http://Parkinson.org/understanding-parkinsons/10-early-signs

The New Yorker @NewYorker

Linda Ronstadt, who left an indelible mark on the classic-rock era, reflects on her career: “It was best when I forgot about everything and just thought about the music,” she said. http://nyer.cm/VZCqQdw

For all but one of the 210 US coal plants studied, the cost of replacing it with wind or solar would be lower than keeping it running https://trib.al/vdUxyRu

"The 7 dimensions of wellness include: physical, #mentalhealth emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational & social wellness... our bodies rely on every single one of... for optimal #health & #wellbeing." Via @AChVoice #spoonies

Sustaining even a single head injury has been linked to a significantly increased risk of all-cause mortality in new research.

Head injuries have already been linked with many chronic health issues, but a new study that spanned three decades now shows it may double, or even triple, the risk of dying early.

A new study published in JAMA Neurology once again highlights the increased risk among individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Brain injury is a public health concern, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

To get the same relief from screens that I did, you have to treat your phone like something that can hurt you.

Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa remains in concussion protocol

BABICM's new event Bladder, Bowel and Skin Management in Spinal Cord Injury: Prevention is Better Than Cure. This event will consider medical and therapeutic interventions with guest Chair, Former Wheelchair Rugby Captain and TV Presenter Steve Brown https://bit.ly/3Y7L1FD

Do the past few years feel like a blur? In @thewalrus, Dr. Donna Rose Addis, senior scientist @rotmanresearch explains how constantly adapting to new circumstances may have taken a toll on our cognitive performance. Read more: http://ow.ly/2ua150MAzfV

We've put together some tips and considerations to help you stay safe online: https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/brain-injury-and-me/top-10-tips-for-staying-safe-online/

We'll be at tomorrow's @FamilyFund event in Birmingham. A chance to get info on support services, grants & info available to those with disabilities incl children, young people & the wider family.
Tue 31 Jan 10.30-2.30
The Studio
Touchbase Pears
750 Bristol Rd
Selly Oak
B29 6NA

The finding of Lewy bodies in the midbrain on autopsy is usually considered proof that the person had #Parkinson's disease.

Experience of teacher/parent @swimmitch whose article published by @nasen_org describes her teenage daughter's experience of returning to school after a head injury caused by a cycling accident - also links to a webinar developed by @nables10 http://bit.ly/3JkOVXI #childhoodABI

Today is Brain Injury Awareness Day!🧠 BIAV and other brain injury advocates are down at the General Assembly building today.

🧵Follow this thread to see who we meet with and don't forget you can get involved today too!


Risk of #dementia is measurably increased for decades after a traumatic #braininjury. Also, research shows clear connections between age related #HearingLoss & dementia. I can't undo my #TBI, but what I can do is reduce the risk caused by hearing loss.

This Wednesday, the Parkinson's Foundation is launching the PD Solo Network: A virtual network for people with PD who live alone, either by choice or by circumstance 💻🤝

Learn more about the program and available times here: http://buff.ly/3IN5ag2

My experience with alcohol after my #braininjury by @TrotterBrooke: "For us brain injury survivors, our tolerance is far less and in an ideal world, we shouldn’t drink at all." via @CfgLaw #TBI #stroke https://www.cfglaw.co.uk/blog/alcohol-after-a-brain-injury

How to slow down #Parkinson's progress and reduce the severity of symptoms http://bit.ly/parkinsonsreport #ParkinsonsDiet

#physio23 good coverage @bendotellis @RobYeldham @Prof_A_Bateman @higo_anna
@ACPIN_UK i like the sound of "evidence about the intensity and mode of physio"

It's fair to say that our #Carers trip to the #panto was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
Oh no it wasn't...
Oh yes it was!!!
Thank you again to #tescocommunitygrants for making it possible!
@Tesco @groundworkuk @brumhippodrome #braininjurysupport

How do you start the recovery process when you haven't had your brain injury diagnosed? This was the start of my journey after leaving hospital... #jumbledbrain #tbi #braininjury https://www.jumbledbrain.com/starting-recovery/

Communication is a complex process, which involves many aspects of thinking and social skills. If brain injury impairs any of these skills then it can affect the ability to communicate successfully.

Info on cognitive communication difficulties: https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/effects-of-brain-injury/communication-problems/cognitive-communication-difficulties/

Are you living with/caring for someone with a brain injury? Caring for anyone can sometimes lead to stress & it's helpful to be aware of the warning signs so you can avoid it overwhelming you. Here is a list of signs you are stressed & ways to manage this stress.


Leighton House clients enjoyed getting back into the #gym recently at Urban Fitness Bournville College, a difficult task for many of us! They worked really hard and are now looking forward to regular weekly sessions to reap the benefits of exercise.
#PhysicalGoals #braininjury

It's fast, fun, loud and lots of fun! Here's client Craig and his Support Worker putting the pedal to the metal and hitting the track at Full Throttle Raceway! Go Karting into the weekend! Great stuff Craig!
#gokarting #supportwork #adrenaline #braininjury

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT. Ruth Kent, Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Neurological Rehabilitation at Mid Yorks NHS trust and University of Leeds, will be our Keynote Speaker on day 1 of the BABICM Conference. https://www.babicm.org/events/babicm-annual-conference-2023/

“Having open and honest conversations about #stroke, #braininjury and loss is the first step, followed by signposting and guiding children towards healthy ways to manage their emotions.” Via @editorNRTimes #TBI https://www.nrtimes.co.uk/how-to-talk-to-children-about-your-stroke-or-brain-injury-gripable/

There is no lab test that will identify Parkinsons, but brain scans are sometimes used to rule out disorders that have similar symptoms.

As promised, here is the first little snippet for you, read from Chapter 2
( in 2-video thread )

Thank you to everyone who donated to @HeadwayUK

Another reading coming up soon...

Just 6 days to go !!
#JaybenAndTheGoldenTorch 🔥
Available here: https://geni.us/Jayben

PART TWO of 2nd reading!

Thank you to everyone who donated to @HeadwayUK

Another reading coming up soon...

Just 4 days to go !!
#JaybenAndTheGoldenTorch 🔥
Available here: http://geni.us/Jayben

The Emergency Committee advised the DG that the #COVID19 pandemic remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. @DrTedros accepted the advice of the Committee.

See their statement:
📌 http://bit.ly/3JtgqhJ

Here @ShireenJ describes her #grief following her #braininjury and how it showed up when trying to bake, something she enjoyed before.... via @PsychToday #TBI #concussion https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/concussion-is-brain-injury/202208/acceptance-in-healing-brain-injury-grief

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