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Techniques for Positive Self-Talk After Brain Injury and Empowering Self-Talk for Individuals Living with Brain Injury

Brain injury can have a significant impact on a person’s life, often leading to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and depression. But amidst all the challenges, it’s essential to focus on the positive by cultivating a positive mindset. One effective way to do this is through positive self-talk. Positive self-talk is a technique that involves consciously […]

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Don’t Give Up Rehab and Exercise EVER!

motivational quotes to keep you going, especially during those challenging exercise days: “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin “The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice […]

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Memory Improvement for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

The human brain is responsible for all of our cognitive functions, including memory. Memory is an essential aspect of our daily lives, allowing us to store and retrieve information when needed. However, traumatic brain injury (TBI) can significantly impact memory function, making it difficult for individuals to recall information. Understanding the effects of TBI on […]

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Left Side Brain Damage: What to Expect During the Recovery Process

Left side brain damage can lead to difficulties with language and reasoning skills, among other secondary effects. Understanding the potential effects of left hemisphere brain damage can help you quickly identify complications and seek early management interventions to maximize your outcome. To help you understand what to expect following injury to the left side of […]

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Vomiting After Head Injury: What It Means and How to Treat It

Is vomiting after head injury a dangerous sign? While dizziness and nausea are typical effects of head injury, vomiting can be a sign of a worsening condition. However, a single episode of vomiting without other symptoms is usually not a reason for serious concern. This article will explore what causes vomiting after head injury and […]

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TBI Recovery Timeline: How Long Does It Take to Recover?

How long will it take to recover from TBI? This question is common for many survivors of traumatic brain injury as they navigate the road to recovery. To help answer this question, we created this TBI recovery timeline to review the different stages of recovery and help survivors create their own specific goals for healing […]

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Chronic Inflammation: Impact On Brain Health and Healing

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and infection. However, when inflammation persists, known as chronic inflammation, it can cause damage to healthy cells, impact brain health and healing In fact, chronic inflammation has been implicated in a whole host of diseases including ischemic heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, non-alcoholic […]

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Exercises to Lift a Stiff/Heavy Leg

Following a neurologic injury, some people experience a leg that feels stiff, heavy, or both. This can make walking difficult.  In this video, you will learn the best exercise routine to relearn how to lift the leg more efficiently and minimize the sensation of having a “heavy leg”. What causes the leg to feel stiff?  […]

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Acquired Brain Injury: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

An acquired brain injury may occur after birth for a variety of reasons, including stroke, TBI, or infectious disease. Depending on the severity and location of the acquired brain injury, individuals may experience physical, cognitive, and/or emotional effects. Fortunately, many effects can be improved with a combination of different treatments, such as therapy and medication. […]

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Can a TBI Get Worse Over Time? Recovery Chances from a Head Injury Years Later

Can a TBI get worse over time? The short answer is: yes, it can. Every brain injury is different and even though many secondary effects of a brain injury improve with time, others may linger and interfere with rehabilitation.  Survivors with long-term effects can often present signs of decline in their recovery process. Fortunately, there […]

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5. Coping with Brain Injury Anniversary Dates – Survivor, Caregiver, Spouse, & Mother Perspectives

How do we approach brain injury anniversaries? That day can bring up a weird feeling, it can be painful, it can be hard to get through. Each of us will have different experiences with it. Today we will have perspectives from survivors as well as family members. Wherever you are on your journey, my hope […]

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How to Recover Hand Function After Brain Injury: Causes, Types, & Treatment

Understanding how to recover hand function after brain injury is essential to promote recovery. Often, the hands are the slowest part of the body to recover because they are furthest from the midline of the body. Slow progress is still progress, and there are many ways to boost your recovery such as rehab exercise.  This […]

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Complete Spinal Cord Injury: Causes, Recovery Outlook, and Treatment

About 32% of all spinal cord injuries result in a complete spinal cord injury, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is completely severed. This results in the loss of all sensation and motor control below your level of injury. Fortunately, there is hope for […]

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Some Types of Stress Could Be Good for Brain Functioning

Low to moderate stress can help build resilience and may reduce the risk of developing more serious mental health disorders including depression and anti-social behavior, a new study reports.

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6. Adapting + Adjusting to Life After Brain Injury (Survivor Stories)

Simply put… life is different after brain injury. So what is it like adjusting and adapting to living with symptoms and everything else that comes with having a brain injury? Today you’ll hear from two survivors sharing their stories, and how they have been learning to live in the “new normal”. My hope is that […]

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Home Remedies for Head Injury: 10 Effective Ways to Heal the Brain Naturally

After a brain injury, survivors may experience a variety of lingering secondary effects. While pharmaceutical drugs and/or medical procedures can help treat these effects, there are many home remedies for head injury that are just as effective. The brain has the ability to heal naturally after sustaining trauma with various types of homeopathic remedies. This […]

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Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis: How to Maximize Your Chances of Recovery

Spinal cord injury paralysis, or loss of muscle function, occurs when the brain and spinal cord cannot communicate with the affected muscles in the body. Lack of communication between the brain and muscles can lead to paraplegia (paralysis in the lower extremities) or quadriplegia (paralysis in the upper and lower extremities). The type of paralysis […]

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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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Making Sense of Socially Enhanced Aggression in the Brain

Study reveals the lateral habenula plays a critical role in the priming of aggression in male mice.

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Self-Reflection Linked to Improved Late-Life Cognition and Brain Health

A person’s ability to self-reflect is associated with cognition and glucose metabolism later in life, a new study finds. Those who engage in more self-reflection had improved cognition, better overall brain health, and increased glucose metabolism later in life.

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Scientists Find Molecular Clues Behind Acute and Chronic Phases of Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers identified a unique biomarker associated with only the chronic or acute stage of traumatic brain injury.

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