• January 3, 2018
    Board games for brain training

    BY: ALISON Without lights and sounds associating with gaming apps or consoles, board games are less stimulating than other activities and require very little physical exertion. They were among very few things that I was able to do during the acute […]

  • December 27, 2017
    The Ketogenic diet & ABI

    BY: MELINDA EVANS Ask any dietitian, and they’ll probably tell you that their clients are asking them about the ketogenic diet more than any other recent ‘fad’ diet. Popular headlines have proclaimed it the miracle diet to shed weight, boost energy, […]

  • December 22, 2017
    Being a sister caregiver

    BY: SAMIRA OMAR I remember the last thing we did as a family. A week before everything happened we celebrated Eid Al-Fitr. For those of you who are not aware, Eid is a Muslim festival that happens twice a […]

  • December 20, 2017
    Lights, Christmas, Action!

    BY: MARK KONING I remember lying in my hospital bed and looking out of the window at the smokestack that illuminated a soft purple glow when it got dark. I was six-years-old and recovering from encephalitis which had landed […]

  • December 16, 2017
    How we celebrate post TBI

    BY: THERESA McCOLL My husband, Norm, has lived in a long term care home since acquiring his brain injury six years ago. Each holiday, be it Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween or Christmas, the facility decorates the common areas, in […]

  • November 24, 2017
    How to be a good friend

    BY: A NURSE-CAREGIVER OF A YOUNG PERSON WITH A BRAIN INJURY   Filed under: Caregiving, Friendships Tagged: Friendships, Traumatic brain injury FEATURED IMAGE VIA PIXABAY.COM  

  • November 22, 2017
    Intimate Partner Violence & TBI

    BY: ALANA TIBBLES Sports injuries are often the first thing that comes to mind when people think about brain injury. A close second, motor vehicle collisions. As a brain injury researcher, I am ashamed to say I hadn’t considered […]

  • November 17, 2017
    Making the subjective objective; how technology helps evaluate concussions

     BY: PHIL PALMER, DC AND DONALD D. SCHRUMP JR, DC, MS, CSCS In the current climate of concussion clinics, many tools are being used to assess this type of serious injury, also known as traumatic brain injury (TBI), or acquired brain […]

  • November 1, 2017
    Back to work after concussion

    BY: COLIN HARDING   One in five Canadians will experience a concussion from sport in their lifetime. Suffering a concussion can lead to a range of debilitating symptoms such as constant fatigue, changes in mood, headaches and difficulty concentrating. […]

  • October 17, 2017
    Reducing screen time post ABI

    BY: COLIN HARDING LCD screens surround us. Many people stare at computer screens throughout their workdays, taking breaks only to check social media on their smartphones. While there are far fewer concussions in the world than there are screens, […]