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Dec

New Year Wishes and Good Blessings

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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_20160603_163756814_HDR.jpg Dear friends, I just want to say thank you for your kind support this year and wish you all a wonderful New Year!!! Continue reading
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23
Nov

Giving Thanks For Another TBI Recovery Year

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b2ap3_thumbnail_ADAM-2.jpg Hello everyone, I want to say "Thank you" for all your support and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. After my accident and 4 months being at numerous hospitals I came home! It was actually the day before Thanksgiving and my stomach was definitely ready for some home cooking, rather than hospital food! Continue reading
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08
Nov

Car - Surfing Leads To Death, TBI and Little Chance Of TBI Recovery

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b2ap3_thumbnail_CarSurfing.jpg * A 21-year-old woman died when a game of car surfing went wrong — one of more than a half dozen deaths so far this year. * Wilberta Becenti of Nageezi, N.M., had been standing on a vehicle as its driver rode over rough dirt roads in the Dunes Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area about 1½ miles south of Farmington, said Lt. Kyle Lincoln, a San Juan County Sheriff's Office detective. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. MT Sunday. * In Columbia Heights, Minn., Andrew Green, 17, knows he's lucky to be alive. Lying on his stomach and holding the front grille of a friend's car, he fell off April 12 and hit the pavement. The injury to his head forced doctors to remove part of his skull and put him into a medically induced coma for a month, reported KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul. * Brandon Lovett, 19, of Grand Junction died June 15, two days after he received blunt-force head injuries when he fell off the trunk of a vehicle going less than 40 mph. It was not immediately apparent whether the 19-year-old woman who was driving was charged in the incident. * Ronte Goins-Nelson, 15, fell from the trunk of a car shortly after midnight Feb. 29 and died March 8 without regaining consciousness. (Wtsp.com) Continue reading
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08
Nov

Do Brain Training Exercises Really Help In TBI Recovery?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_brain-training.jpg * A battle has been brewing over whether brain training really works, leaving consumers stuck in the middle, scratching their heads. * Many experts believe that brain-training programs are a waste of money. They roll their eyes at the idea that using such computerized programs can improve attention, memory or overall intelligence. * Some experts contend that brain training is useful and can improve cognition by harnessing the power of brain plasticity, the idea that our brains can learn new skills and adapt even later in life. They argue that there's a difference between "brain games" and research-backed "brain training." * A battle has been brewing over whether brain training really works, leaving consumers stuck in the middle, scratching their heads. Many experts believe that brain-training programs are a waste of money. They roll their eyes at the idea that using such computerized programs can improve attention, memory or overall intelligence. * Some experts contend that brain training is useful and can improve cognition by harnessing the power of brain plasticity, the idea that our brains can learn new skills and adapt even later in life. They argue that there's a difference between "brain games" and research-backed "brain training." * A group of 75 scientists and experts from institutions and universities around the world issued a statement in 2014 declaring that scientific evidence does not support claims that "brain games" help older adults boost their mental capabilities. * "We believed many of the claims made by the brain-training industry were misleading and in many cases patently false," said Laura Carstensen, founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and a psychology professor at Stanford University who was one of the scientists who signed the 2014 statement. * Brain-training supporters believe that certain software and training programs can improve cognition, but how do the experts that question brain training recommend keeping a healthy brain? * "Stay physically and mentally active doing the activities that you enjoy. For example, if you enjoy reading and playing crossword puzzles, do that," Foroughi said. (Cnn.com) Continue reading
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08
Nov

Different Causes of "Brain Fog"

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Brain-Fog.jpg * Rheumatoid Arthritis - Most people think of joint pain when it comes to arthritis. Medical experts, though, now know that conditions that cause chronic inflammation—like rheumatoid arthritis—often have another effect: They cause brain fog. * Lupus - Some people with lupus have trouble with memory, thinking and expressing themselves. They can feel "foggy" and confused sometimes, too. * Fibromyalgia - The most common symptom of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. But, people who have it often complain of symptoms like forgetfulness, trouble with conversations, and short-term memory loss. * Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Chronic fatigue syndrome affects millions of Americans. Though "fatigue" is in the name, feeling extremely tired is just one of many symptoms. People with this condition often have muscle and joint pain and problems sleeping. They also complain of brain fog—memory problems and trouble paying attention. (Healthgrades.com) Continue reading
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