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“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/

Why does anyone take nutrition advice from “experts” who are noticeably skinny fat and/or have lots of visceral adiposity? I’m NOT saying one needs to be shredded or even athletic looking, but those giving advice should reflect said advice, IMO.

Today is Seat Check Day! Make sure you check your child's safety seats in your vehicle using this helpful video!

Here's How You Calm Your Busy Mind - The Best Brain Possible https://buff.ly/3zJBTKW

Anxiety is trapped energy swirling around your body. If you can calm your body, your mind will soon follow. Here's how.

#anxiety #mind #stress #mentalhealth #calm #relax #worry #health

Our heroes are getting GREAT Swag Bag tomorrow! We can't wait to see everyone come out! 👉🏼 Our Heroes will be enjoying @OzeryBakery Super Seed Keto Snacks & @FlowHydration along with other awesome stuff! 😋 💦

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

Things that I used to take pride in don't seem worth the effort any more. My priorities have changed now and I don't have the energy to worry about the small things anymore. Complacent but not carefree after #braininjury.>>>>> #jumbledbrain #tbi #stroke https://www.jumbledbrain.com/complacent-brain-injury/

#Rehabilitation is a field that touches many lives yet is unfamiliar to many until it does. Our diverse team allows us to make important contributions to improve the lives of individuals with neurological disabilities. https://mrri.org/mrri-celebrates-rehabilitation-awareness-week/ @sskphdpt @LaurelBuxbaum #research

A review of neuroplasticity therapies to treat stroke survivors suggests approaches such as brain stimulation therapy and virtual reality might help enhance brain plasticity

It is very, very far from the most important piece @badler wrote for Outlook, but this cranky offering was possibly my favorite:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/07/icelands-president-is-hero-because-pineapple-on-pizza-is-an-abomination/ https://twitter.com/badler/status/1573511595430404097

Ben Adler @badler

Thread from a great editor on a section I was proud to contribute to: https://twitter.com/adambkushner/status/1573415739326971913

After a brain injury taste and/or smell can be affected. We've put together a list of 5 ways to help those affected 👉 https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/brain-injury-and-me/5-ways-to-cope-with-taste-and-smell-problems-after-brain-injury/

Just one more sleep to Race / Ride Day! Thank you to our Heroes Run, Walk, Roll OR Bike Gold Sponsor @liuna183! There's still time to donate and fundraise: http://www.bist.ca/5k

"We were told Joe would need long term hospital care – four years later he was driving again"

9 strategies for navigating life with a traumatic #braininjury via @TheMightySite: "trying to establish a “new normal” and re-enter the workforce while navigating the murky purgatory of brain trauma recovery." #TBI https://themighty.com/2020/07/navigating-life-traumatic-brain-injury/

Thank you for choosing to #BackThe1in6 people in the UK who have a neurological condition. Please share the petition with your friends, family and colleagues and help improve services for people with neuro conditions. https://bit.ly/3NhuPMr

Bonus Key Point 2 from the article Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein–Associated Disorders by Dr Erin Longbrake, which is available to subscribers at http://continpub.com/MOGAD. #neurology #neurotwitter #meded

Join BIANJ and Princeton University Concerts 9/29 as we highlight Clemency Burton-Hill, who suffered an aneurysm in Jan. 2020. Expect a panel discussion and live violin music. Learn how music helped Clemency’s recovery from brain injury. Reserve tickets: https://support.bianj.org/HealingWithMusic

Attention residents! @NeurologyToday is seeking applications for a two-year resident position on the editorial board. Apply by October 30. https://bit.ly/3xal4ue

#NeuroTwitter #Neurology

With rehabilitation & support, brain injury survivor Paul has rebuilt his life. Access to rehabilitation needs to be available to everyone, regardless of where they live. Support the right to rehab!


#RightToRehab #IHRECsupported

"Experts are still discovering exactly how our brains make, sort, and store memories. Here's what we know so far—and a few tips to keep your mind sharp." Via @health_com_ #brainhealth #memory #health https://www.health.com/mind-body/what-to-do-if-you-hit-your-head

Came across this just now. Epigenetic transformation — a “tale of kale.” You are what you eat from our @PamPeekeMD
#strength #transform

Never assume all the symptoms of your #braininjury can't be treated. I thought I just had to live with them all but my doctor ran blood tests which showed there were somethings that they could do to help me. Here's my story>>> #jumbledbrain #tbi https://www.jumbledbrain.com/overlook-problems-wrongly-brain-injury/

About to start our event with patients and public to show our latest research with @UCLHRheumPPI
#whywedoresearch #immunology #autoimmune #publicengagement

"I know from personal experience how upsetting and frustrating it can be to lack self-awareness after a #braininjury... I didn’t have the insights or self-control that I used to have." - by @LoveBrainReset1 via @CfgLaw #concussion #PCS #TBI https://www.cfglaw.co.uk/blog/how-to-develop-greater-self-awareness-after-a-concussion

"Stressful events, mild #depression, or an #anxiety disorder can make falling asleep & staying asleep difficult. Ideally, once the underlying cause is treated, the #insomnia improves." via @HarvardHealth #sleep https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/4-ways-to-get-better-sleep

Here I give an overview as to why a brain injury survivors processing speed may be slower and ask people to show us patience during a conversation instead of jumping in>>>> https://www.cfglaw.co.uk/blog/what-a-reduced-processing-speed-means-for-a-brain-injury-survivor via @CfgLaw #jumbledbrain #TBI #braininjury #stroke

⁦@rehabresearchuk⁩ ⁦@WeAHPs⁩ ⁦@Commtherapy⁩ OT lecturer vacancy - come join a terrific team ! https://hrorganiser.essex.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=240786R0X0&WVID=9918109NEm&LANG=USA

✨#SMA standards of care✨

Anna Kostera-Pruszczyk discusses the current clinical guidelines for spinal muscular atrophy management in everyday practice: http://ow.ly/OS9050KI7zR

#EAN2022 @EANeurology #Neurology #NeuroTwitter

Doctors from Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine are among a group that is providing guidance to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries in Ukraine.

"Toxic positivity is now the premier coping mechanism touted for dealing with chronic pain. Doctors have decided that pain is all in the attitude, & if someone is in pain, they’re not being optimistic enough." via @chronicmom1 #chronipain #spoonie https://www.chronicmom.com/2021/09/how-chronic-pain-is-brushed-away-by-toxic-positivity.html/

"When you have a #visibleinjury, people will notice right away what’s wrong but having a #TBI / #PCS is something people don’t notice when you don’t talk about it." via TheConcussionCommunity. #concussion #braininjury https://www.theconcussioncommunity.com/post/tbi-pcs

@sbkaufman @DrGaborMate @psychpodcast For the past week, I have been trying to contact most of the leading figures of trauma therapy and those who raise awareness about collective trauma about what is happening in Iran right now and asking them to recognize this freedom movement and help us to raise awareness.

"Yes, I know you..", or do I? My #braininjury makes my memory unreliable. There's false memories as well as gaps in my memory. It's embarrassing when you're not sure if you've met someone before... #jumbledbrain #tbi https://www.jumbledbrain.com/memory-do-i-know-brain-injury/

We can't wait to see the heroes! Our Run, Walk, Roll OR Bike is happening this Sunday! Walk on over and get your fundraising super powers on at: http://www.bist.ca/5k

A BIG THANKS to our Gold Sponsor @liuna183

What It Feels Like to Live With Neuro-Fatigue via @TheMightySite: "It stems from sensitivity to stimuli of any kind... It calls for many periods of “rest-time” during daytime hours, & often leaves me homebound & isolated." #fatigue https://themighty.com/2019/11/understanding-neuro-fatigue-chronic-illness/

We’re thrilled about #SASM22 Keynote Speaker Dr Beth Frates's talk - “Lifestyle Medicine and Sleep Health” on Friday, October 21- 01:40 to 02:05pm. Register today and check out her impressive bio! http://whova.com/portal/registr…

How Having An ABI Helped Me Review My Time by @DaleSwack https://link.medium.com/sm2VwyLhztb
"I am more grateful for the blessings I have"
#Time #braininjury #WritingCommunity #writerslift #30daychallenge #writingprompt #refreshthesoul

News! I did a really fun podcast interview on #HRV heart rate variability today w Matt Bennett that he’ll share soon. @GeniusPodcastUs is on break ☺️ until 2023. But I enjoy visiting other podcasts. Send me a DM to visit yours. I ♥️ these #connecting science-y #conversations

It you have been wondering if it's OK to drink after a #braininjury this article by @brainline explains it for you:
#TBI #stroke #drinkresponsibly

Confabulation is not lying. False memories due a to #braininjury can make you believe an event happened when it didn't. Here I explain the first time I realised that this was happening to me… #jumbledbrain #TBI https://www.jumbledbrain.com/confabulation/

8 Ways to Care for Your Amazing #Brain -
Making smart lifestyle choices now will support the health of your brain for years to come via @MindfulOnline #health #brainhealth https://www.mindful.org/eight-ways-to-care-for-your-amazing-brain/

Jesus Christ, what a thing to read:

"The most prominent forum for men who consider themselves involuntarily celibate or “incels” has become significantly more radicalized over the past year and a half and is seeking to normalize child rape"


30 years of research from @RotmanResearch has culminated in the creation of The Kimel Family Centre for Brain Health and Wellness. Learn more about how physical convergence of scientific research and evidence-based interventions here: http://ow.ly/7vLW50Ktxw6

Join us for a 1-hour workshop on 9/27 for people with brain injury and caregivers. This webinar will teach you what to expect after someone sustains a brain injury, offer strategies for adjusting to life after BI, share caregiver tips & more. Register now: https://bit.ly/bianjworkshop

Trump-appointed World Bank president under fire for climate change waffling https://news.yahoo.com/trump-appointed-world-bank-president-under-fire-for-climate-change-waffling-194613442.html

Bonus Key Point 1 from the article Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein–Associated Disorders by Dr Erin Longbrake, which is available to subscribers at http://continpub.com/MOGAD. #neurology #neurotwitter #meded

Trump endorsed congressional candidate JR Majewski today says that the reason why there is no record of him serving in combat in Afghanistan in his service record is because it is “classified.”

Baycrest programs include specialized care models that support transitions to and from any setting. Notably, our Behavioural Support Outreach Team has support leads at each Toronto region long-term care home to ensure successful transitions. Read more: https://bit.ly/3Uum2LL

Through the Behaviour Support for Seniors Program (BSSP), Baycrest partners with Ontario Health Toronto Region and other local agencies to help streamline care for Ontario seniors, their families, and caregivers. Read more: https://bit.ly/3Uum2LL

It's important that all doctors, no matter what their specialism, are aware of how a #braininjury can affect their patients. Here's a post I wrote for @CfgLaw about an eye doctor showing her ignorance of what survivors go through >>> #TBI #stroke https://www.cfglaw.co.uk/blog/why-all-doctors-need-to-be-aware-of-brain-injury-not-just-the-neurology-department

Fall Prevention Week Resources: End of Week Recap. Check out NASHIA's website for more fall prevention resources. - https://mailchi.mp/biaofsc/fall-prevention-week-resources-end-of-week-recap

Image Description: sunset color background with NASHIA. Fall Prevention Resources written and a picture of a QR code to NASHIA's website.

“When people think about our recovery from a #braininjury it's often our physical state that they focus on first.. But as depression & anxiety affect the majority of survivors, this needs attention too.” @michelle_munt via @CFGLaw #TBI https://www.cfglaw.co.uk/blog/mental-and-physical-wellbeing-after-a-brain-injury

The Interprofessional Community Care Team, is a specialized geriatric care service that focuses on using existing neighbourhood resources to improve the patient’s quality of life at home and supports both family and professional caregivers. Read more: http://bit.ly/3xIn9xI

one of the weirdest things about LA is how many people will take long drives to the few walkable neighborhoods (Santa Monica, Pasadena, etc.) so they can stroll around

it’s like… what if I told you that you could build an entire city that’s walkable

Help us spread the message that treatment works and help is available. Share this video with a post-9/11 veteran or service member today.

Baycrest is committed to helping patients transition out of the hospital and into their homes. Specifically, the Integrated Community Care Team (ICCT) helps prepare the home environment to accommodate the patient's needs and abilities, and more. Read here: http://bit.ly/3xIn9xI

Pictured are Ruth’s grandparents, Elizabeth and Geoffrey. Both were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in their lifetime and Ruth uses her Facebook fundraiser to remember their legacy. Visit http://Parkinson.org/FB to dedicate a fundraiser to a loved one.

US veterans of the post-9/11 wars who suffered a TBI are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). More severe TBI is associated with higher risk of CVD, new research shows.

On 3rd Oct research teams from the @NIHRSPCR @NIHRSSCR and @NIHRSPHR will share how they worked with diverse communities in their research

Registration free and open:

#PPI #training

The Virtual Behaviour Medicine (VBM) program can reduce the need for hospital admissions by 60 per cent. VBM also allows clinicians to assess and manage patients with dementia, while patients remain in their homes. Read more: http://bit.ly/3qXuaqA

The Virtual Behaviour Medicine (VBM) program at Baycrest supports hospitals in the management of individuals with responsive behaviours due to dementia and provides support to transition patients from the hospital back to their homes. Read more: http://bit.ly/3UvkCAy

"There are various neurological illnesses that can cause significant memory loss at a young age... Here are the best evidence-based strategies for you to keep your #brain sharp and young at any age" via @TheMindsJournal #brainhealth #mentalhealth https://themindsjournal.com/22-tips-to-keep-your-brain-sharp-and-young-at-any-age/

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

A calorie is a calorie like a mile is a mile, whether uphill or downhill.

The quality of the mile makes all the difference, as does the source of your calories when dieting.

Sticking to whole foods with a heavy focus on protein and fiber makes fat loss an easy stroll downhill.

You Are Enough! https://buff.ly/3CiD7yV

By adjusting my expectations and purposefully looking for #abundance instead of focusing on lack, less becomes more. More joy. More peace. More #gratitude.

#mentalhealth #selflove #thankful #Fridayfeeling #Fridayvibes #Fridaymorning

Dr. John Whyte was recently featured in an MIT Technology review article for his important contributions to our understanding and treatment of patients with disorders of consciousness through his #research: https://mrri.org/dr-john-whyte-featured-in-recent-mit-technology-review-article/ @techreview @MossRehab @ResearchAtJeff

Celebrate our 42nd birthday with us! BIAA is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Take a stroll down memory lane on our History page to see everything we've accomplished with your support in the past four decades! https://bit.ly/3q95wCN

We’re walking to end Alzheimer’s on October 22nd in Gainesville, FL.

Join the @fixelinstitute at @UFHealth team to help us fight Alzheimer’s.

Learn about the Gainesville Walk to End Alzheimer’s - https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=15468&pg=entry

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The motor symptoms of #Parkinsons result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain.

The complexities of brain injury can make it difficult for people to ask for support. Carrying a Headway Brain Injury Identity Card can provide you with the confidence to know that if you need help, your needs can be easily identified.
Apply here: https://www.headway.org.uk/supporting-you/brain-injury-identity-card

For or against?

@Simona_Sacco_ of @univaq comments on whether the newly introduced CGRP-targeted monoclonal antibodies should be used as first-line prevention for #migraine


#EAN2022 @EANeurology #Neurology #NeuroTwitter #Headache

Dementia — can you reduce your risk? Here’s what you need to know. Thx @rotmanresearch @baycrest @VCHReserach @CIHR_IRSC @CIHR_IA https://goodtimes.ca/protect-yourself-against-dementia/

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The #Concussion Myth via @UTSWNews: "Over the last two decades, the world has learned a lot about brain injuries. But now there are more questions than answers. There’s also a lot of confusion, fear, and unsubstantiated flimflam." #TBI https://utswmed.org/medblog/concussion-myth/

What does BIAA mean to you? It's our birthday and we're feeling reflective. How has your life been impacted by the work of the Brain Injury Association of America. Share a story in the comments!

Since 1957, the Parkinson’s Foundation has invested more than $400 million in Parkinson’s research and clinical care – and we’re not slowing down! Discover areas of focus we’re funding: http://Parkinson.org/Advancing-Research/Our-Research

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Many falls are preventable. Stay safe with these tips! #FallsPreventionAwarenessWeek

After struggling to leave home following my #braininjury this is what happened on my first trip away. I was annoyed at my bad planning, but I made it worse by being needlessly stubborn. I knew I was being silly, but couldn't change it. #jumbledbrain #TBI https://www.jumbledbrain.com/holiday-brain-injury-fail/

Please help to celebrate NeuroRestorative Hero - Kristy McKnight, Residential Supervisor, at our NeuroRestorative Florida program. You can tell that Kristy enjoys and is dedicated to her job by the way she interacts with individuals and team members.

#Parkinson's disease is also known as idiopathic or primary #parkinsonism, hypokinetic rigid syndrome/HRS, or paralysis agitans.

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