Celebrations after brain injury can be tricky. This article is updated and reposted each year before the end of year. Timed for when Christmas, Hannukah, New Year and other celebrations abound. It acknowledges that managing celebrations after brain injury can be difficult. Filled with expectation and anticipation – it does not always deliver on the […]
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Making the right choices. Making good decisions. Clear and simple strategies for making decisions after brain injury. While researching last weeks article on Changed Decision-Making After Brain Injury I came across a blog; Brain Injury Self Rehabilitation by Edie a Registered Nurse. Edie had a brain injury following an assault while at work and […]
Decision making after brain injury is commonly affected particularly after Frontal Lobe damage. Decision making is an executive function. That is a fancy brain term that makes these functions sound very important – and they are! Executive functions help us use our intellect . They help us to look at information coming into the […]
Tips on What ‘To Say’ When a Person Has A Brain Injury or Other Life Changes. The previous article “To Say or Not To Say – After Brain Injury Part 1” looked at what people say that sometimes can be hurtful, unhelpful and at times damaging albeit with good intentions. Today some tips and […]
Years ago I discovered I am a happier being if I don’t watch or listen to the news. Events and news frequently filters through through despite my efforts. Sometimes as a balance to all the woeful news it is good to be reminded of the wonderful side of human beans. My reminder this week came […]
‘Tips for Getting Through the Stages of Change After Brain Injury” – this is another list I found in my archives. It is a single well worn sheet with ‘Bear in Mind presentation’ across the top. Bear in Mind is now Brain Injury Matters an organisation in Melbourne, Australia for and by people […]
I remember during the lecture the presenter outlined the potential impact of brain injury and Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE). I remember the topic of the talk was challenging behaviour after brain injury. I remember the presenter was a Scottish guy who focussed on people with significant behaviour issues after brain injury. I remember while new to […]
Privacy after brain injury. Messy. Complex. Important. Do you think it is different to privacy for any citizen? I say Yes … sometimes. People can usually choose what remains private. A person with brain injury, or a person with a disability may find this choice – of what is private and what is not […]
Fatigue after brain injury: Cognitive fatigue, Brain fog, Mental fatigue, Brain fatigue, Brain exhaustion, Mental tiredness, Foggy brain. I love the last one! All terms that can mean “I’m so tired my brain hurts”. Please Remember This: To begin here is the key message I want to make – We can all get foggy brain. […]
“Self Care is important.” “Look after yourself first”. Who listens to those words? With trauma, complex needs, brain injury – more not less self care is needed. ‘Self care.’ Those words will have many running from the page already. Declarations of “I don’t need this.” “I know how to look after myself thanks.” Yet it […]
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- When Get up and Go is Gone. Lack of Initiation and Motivation after Brain Injury August 19, 2014
- Frontal Lobe Damage: When the Leader Can’t Lead August 27, 2013
- “I’m So Tired My Brain Hurts” Cognitive Fatigue March 12, 2013
- Flooding of the Senses: Sensory Overload After Brain Injury November 24, 2015
- Living with Stroke: What I Learned at Stroke Support Group July 23, 2014
- Managing Celebrations after Brain Injury December 9, 2016
- The Brain and Executive Function. What is Executive Function? October 26, 2016
- Tips for Making Decisions After Brain Injury October 18, 2016
- Changed Decision Making After Brain Injury October 12, 2016
- Wondering Who You Are August 17, 2016
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