HELP I Have A Brain Injury And It Feels Like I ve Dropped Out of the Sky

HELP  I Have A Brain Injury And It Feels Like I ve Dropped Out of the Sky
Author: Kay Pratt, C.E.A.P., C.P.C.C.
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2017-09-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781478718079

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WHAT do you know about brain injury? How does it happen? How does it affect one’s life? What does it feel like? How long does it take to recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury? Will a survivor ever be the same again? WHAT are your beliefs about the future of someone who’s sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury? The answers to these questions are as broad and unique as the individual’s who have sustained brain injuries. “In my own experience as a TBI survivor, I have come to understand that the degree to which we recover can be measured not only by our physical reality, but, by our personal and caregiver’s belief systems; after all, if, we are cognitively and physically able, what we believe, shapes our every outcome!” Kay Pratt. In this Book, TBI survivors share the answers to these questions and more through the voice of their experience. It is with sincere hope that by doing so, your understanding and beliefs about brain-injured individuals will be broadened and your perspectives enlightened.

Living with Brain Injury

Living with Brain Injury
Author: Richard C. Senelick,Karla Dougherty
Publsiher: Healthsouth Corporation
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2001
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 1891525093

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Science and medicine are never static. There are always new treatments, new pharmaceuticals and new insights being discovered, exciting frontiers that take us deeper into the brain, our bodies and the way we live. Living with Brain Injury: The Second Edition was written with this in mind: To help people living with brain injured survivors- both families and professionals alike- keep up with the newest information available including experimental rehabilitation research and the process of plasticity, experimental rehabilitation research and the process of rehabilitation itself. Inside, you will find the resources and strategies to better cope with a world where the one you love has changed seemingly before your eyes. There is hope-and it is here.

Gray Matters

Gray Matters
Author: Heidi Lerner
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1467804061

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Intriguing Book of Poetry Published by a Brain Injury Survivor Gray Matters, Brain Injury: The Inside Perspective is a book filled with poetic insights of a woman who lived through a near-fatal brain injury. Her intimate knowledge and sense of humor can help survivors cope, as well as better understand their injuries and themselves. This book gives a personal sense or Inside Perspective of brain injury, thus enabling readers to better understand brain injury survivors. Brain injury occurs around the world in a variety of circumstances; in sports events, motor-vehicle accidents, terrorist attacks & war (and the list goes on)... According to the International Brain Injury Association, head injury is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Thirty percent of the soldiers that have returned from Iraq and are returning from Afghanistan have Traumatic Brain Injuries; more than two percent of the United States' population has sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury. Even with brain injury being so widespread, it is still hard to identify people living with the complications of this “invisible disability.” Ms. Lerner knows that the lack of awareness regarding brain injury makes survivors’ lives quite problematic. Writing Gray Matters was aimed at easing the integration of survivors back into the community. With a creative flair, she informs her readers about brain injury; she strikes a chord by sharing personal changes, loss and challenges, thus giving readers a sense of what it is like to walk in the shoes of a brain injury survivor. The chapters of the book cover topics including: brain injury, the symptoms of injury, rehabilitation, the brain, academic rehab, recreational therapy (including nature & the ocean's healing influence) and brain injury peer support. This book will considerably help brain injury survivors to better understand their injury and themselves, it will also aid them by being better understood by others. Gray Matters has helped family members and friends to better understand their loved ones. This book can also be a great asset to rehab professionals, by giving them a more intimate understanding of the dilemmas of a brain injury; for only when you know what an individual’s problem is, can you treat it. Gray Matters offers an articulate, introspective and sometimes humorous view of what it is like to suffer a near-fatal blow to the head and live with its complications. The author presents a thorough, subjective viewpoint as well as a professional and objective understanding of brain injury. Gray Matters presents a deeper understanding of the inner-workings of the mind and how in many ways, brain injury effects life as we know it.

Children with Traumatic Brain Injury

Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Lisa Schoenbrodt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2001
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: PSU:000046949899

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This is a comprehensive, must-have reference that provides parents with the support and information they need to help their child recover from a closed-head injury and prevent further incidents. Coping with traumatic brain injury (TBI) involves a complex process of readjustment to the changes in a once healthy child and affects everyone in the family. Traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain abruptly and violently moves within the skull as a result of extreme force to the head during an automobile, biking, or playground accident, for example. The effects of TBI can range from mild to severe and recovery can take from weeks to years. Although each child's condition is unique, all TBI patients experience impairment in one or more of the following areas: cognition; emotion/behaviour; and motor skills. While TBI can happen to anyone, children, particularly teens, are susceptible. And, children who have already had one TBI are at greatest risk. Written by a team of medical specialists, therapists, educators, and an attorney, the book covers: what is traumatic brain injury?; medical concerns; rehabilitation and treatments; coping and adjustment; effects on learning and thinking, speech and language, and behaviour; educational needs; and legal issues. Throughout the book, a case study of a boy who was injured at age eight, illustrates the effects of TBI on education, socialisation and independence. Parent statements at the end of each chapter attest to the variety of response families have, and offer insight about the experience of raising a child with TBI. A resource guide of support and advocacy organisations, a reading list, and glossary round out this authoritative guide. This book is useful to professionals who provide services to children with TBI and their families. General and special educators will find it essential reading to help their students with TBI. But most of all, the book gives parents the hope and facts they need to improve the outcome of their child's recovery.

Brain Neurotrauma

Brain Neurotrauma
Author: Firas H. Kobeissy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2015-02-25
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781466565999

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Every year, an estimated 1.7 million Americans sustain brain injury. Long-term disabilities impact nearly half of moderate brain injury survivors and nearly 50,000 of these cases result in death. Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account on the latest developments in the area of neurotrauma, including brain injury pathophysiology, biomarker research, experimental models of CNS injury, diagnostic methods, and neurotherapeutic interventions as well as neurorehabilitation strategies in the field of neurotraum research. The book includes several sections on neurotrauma mechanisms, biomarker discovery, neurocognitive/neurobehavioral deficits, and neurorehabilitation and treatment approaches. It also contains a section devoted to models of mild CNS injury, including blast and sport-related injuries. Over the last decade, the field of neurotrauma has witnessed significant advances, especially at the molecular, cellular, and behavioral levels. This progress is largely due to the introduction of novel techniques, as well as the development of new animal models of central nervous system (CNS) injury. This book, with its diverse coherent content, gives you insight into the diverse and heterogeneous aspects of CNS pathology and/or rehabilitation needs.

Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away

Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away
Author: Ben Utecht,Mark Tabb
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-04-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781501137747

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"After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories"--Provided by publisher.

Brain Injury and Gender Role Strain

Brain Injury and Gender Role Strain
Author: Sharon Gutman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2014-03-18
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781317825791

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Discover new interventions to restore self-respect and personal life control! When men suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI), they can lose their sense of competence, confidence, and masculinity, resulting in a gender role strain. Brain Injury and Gender Role Strain offers an innovative solution to help such men regain a masculine identity. This important book tells the story of four brain-injured men who suffered because they had lost the roles, relationships, and activities that had once defined their identities as adult men. Most traumatic brain injury is suffered between the ages of 18 and 30, when men are making the developmental transition from adolescent to young adult roles. TBI interrupts that transition and often sends men back into an infantile role, where they rapidly become frustrated. Many of the behavioral and morale problems of men with TBI can be traced to their anger at being unable to participate in the adult world of work, marriage, parenting, and independence. Brain Injury and Gender Role Strain discusses how these issues affected the four men included in the study, all of whom felt isolated, victimized, abandoned, and useless when they could not be the men they had always expected to be. Dr. Gutman's innovative approach can help men regain the gender-related social roles, activities, and rites of passage that help men construct their masculine identity. Brain Injury and Gender Role Strain provides a specialized intervention program that enabled the men to: rebuild familial roles create extended-family roles turn to mentors for guidance learn the skills to form and maintain dating relationships find meaningful community work reclaim a sense of personal competency, life control, and normality Brain Injury and Gender Role Strain offers timely and important information for health care professionals and family members of individuals with long-term brain injury. This is also an inspiring book for anyone with a brain injury who is struggling to rebuild a life as a competent adult.

Got Inspiration 365 Days of Inspiration for You

Got Inspiration  365 Days of Inspiration for You
Author: Lisa Head
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2020-11-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781640828179

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Inspiration can be a powerful tool for your mind. Inspiration can aid in you achieving what you wish to achieve in your life. This book includes daily doses of inspiration to help and inspire you. People, places, and things are described here to share the inspiration that can be discovered all around us. The 365 daily doses of inspiration can lead to inspiration and bright days for you!

How I Survived My Husband s Brain Injury

How I Survived My Husband s Brain Injury
Author: Casey Bachus
Publsiher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2013-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 162510975X

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Silent Screams

Silent Screams
Author: Maria A. Hernandez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2002-08-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1401061133

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The book compiles twelve short stories all surrounding TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The stories are told from different perspectives and from different points of view to capture the diversity of the people being affected daily by the condition. Silent Screams has been written by a brain injury survivor who felt a need out there to fill a void in the literature on TBI, and to help other families and friends understand what it’s like to live in a world having this condition. Hopefully, this books helps people understand some of the basic things that happen when TBI occurs. But let us not forget that no two brain injuries are exactly same as is witnessed by the differing stories which share equal footing on the pages of this book.

Funny Brain Quote Ive Had a Brain Injury

Funny Brain Quote Ive Had a Brain Injury
Author: Tribuiani Sarah
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2020-03-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798623594990

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Funny Brain quote Ive had a brain injury The People I Want to Punch in the Face: The Classic, Unique, Blank, Awesome Notebook is a beautifully produced, matte blank notebook, complete with 110 pages of unlined white paper. It is suitable for anyone and would make the perfect gag gift. For inspiration, motivation, creativity or just as the driving force to help you get things done, Awesome Notebooks have exactly what you need.Check out our other notebooks and find the perfect one that will suit you, or would be ideal for that special gift for a loved one. Awesome Notebooks carry a range of different notebooks and you will undoubtedly find the right one for you by checking through our different and exciting graphic options. With the People I Want to Punch in the Face: The Classic, Unique, Blank, Awesome Notebook you have something that can be carried easily and will help you to maintain your inspiration wherever you may be. Specifications: Cover Finish: Matte Dimensions: 6 x 9 (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Interior: Blank, White Paper, Unlined Pages: 120

Nine Easy Steps To Complete Health Well Being

Nine Easy Steps To Complete Health   Well Being
Author: B. Singh
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2007-10
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781434336644

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Intriguing Book of Poetry Published by a Brain Injury Survivor Gray Matters, Brain Injury: The Inside Perspective is a book filled with poetic insights of a woman who lived through a near-fatal brain injury. Her intimate knowledge and sense of humor can help survivors cope, as well as better understand their injuries and themselves. This book gives a personal sense or Inside Perspective of brain injury, thus enabling readers to better understand brain injury survivors. Brain injury occurs around the world in a variety of circumstances; in sports events, motor-vehicle accidents, terrorist attacks & war (and the list goes on)... According to the International Brain Injury Association, head injury is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Thirty percent of the soldiers that have returned from Iraq and are returning from Afghanistan have Traumatic Brain Injuries; more than two percent of the United States' population has sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury. Even with brain injury being so widespread, it is still hard to identify people living with the complications of this “invisible disability.” Ms. Lerner knows that the lack of awareness regarding brain injury makes survivors’ lives quite problematic. Writing Gray Matters was aimed at easing the integration of survivors back into the community. With a creative flair, she informs her readers about brain injury; she strikes a chord by sharing personal changes, loss and challenges, thus giving readers a sense of what it is like to walk in the shoes of a brain injury survivor. The chapters of the book cover topics including: brain injury, the symptoms of injury, rehabilitation, the brain, academic rehab, recreational therapy (including nature & the ocean's healing influence) and brain injury peer support. This book will considerably help brain injury survivors to better understand their injury and themselves, it will also aid them by being better understood by others. Gray Matters has helped family members and friends to better understand their loved ones. This book can also be a great asset to rehab professionals, by giving them a more intimate understanding of the dilemmas of a brain injury; for only when you know what an individual’s problem is, can you treat it. Gray Matters offers an articulate, introspective and sometimes humorous view of what it is like to suffer a near-fatal blow to the head and live with its complications. The author presents a thorough, subjective viewpoint as well as a professional and objective understanding of brain injury. Gray Matters presents a deeper understanding of the inner-workings of the mind and how in many ways, brain injury effects life as we know it.

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2011-07-01
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780309210089

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for up to one-third of combat-related injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to some estimates. TBI is also a major problem among civilians, especially those who engage in certain sports. At the request of the Department of Defense, the IOM examined the potential role of nutrition in the treatment of and resilience against TBI.

Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 1992 S 2949

Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 1992  S  2949
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 1992
Genre: Brain damage
ISBN: PURD:32754076276678

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Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Third Edition

Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury  Third Edition
Author: Felise S. Zollman, MD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-07-22
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780826147684

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The third edition of Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury offers a thorough revision of the popular evidence-based guide to understanding and managing all levels of traumatic brain injury. Comprehensive in scope and concise in format, this reference describes the spectrum of injury from mild to severe and the continuum of care from initial injury to management of chronic sequelae. Chapters are designed with a practical clinical focus for targeted retrieval of content by topic area and for self-review. The text is organized into five sections. Part I addresses fundamental concepts necessary for understanding the underpinning of clinical decision-making. Part II is dedicated to mild TBI, including sport-related concussion, with chapters covering topics from natural history to associated somatic disorders, post-concussion syndrome, and PTSD. Part III covers moderate to severe TBI and details prehospital emergency and ICU care, rehabilitation, treatment of related conditions, and postinjury outcomes. Part IV focuses on TBI-related complications, including posttraumatic seizures, spasticity, behavioral and sleep disturbances, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Part V reviews special considerations in selected populations such as pediatric TBI and TBI in the military, as well as medicolegal and ethical considerations in TBI, complementary and alternative medicine, and return to work considerations. Each chapter includes boxed Key Points which underscore major clinical takeaways, Study Questions to facilitate self-assessment and further emphasize core chapter content, and an Additional Reading list for a deeper dive into chapter concepts. Significant updates incorporating recent advancements in the field, combined with the clinical acumen of its experienced contributors, make this third edition the essential manual for healthcare professionals caring for individuals with traumatic brain injury. Key Features: Succinct format encourages targeted access to key clinical information Completely revised and updated third edition reflects current state of the art advancements Added content areas such as a new chapter dedicated to substance abuse and TBI expand the scope of material addressed Newly added multiple choice Study Questions in each chapter facilitate self-assessment of mastery of chapter material