• November 19, 2015
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    New brain stimulation treatment

    BY: SOPHIA VOUMVAKIS We know that every brain injury is different – which is why aspects of brain injury, such as prognosis and treatment, can be so complicated – if every brain injury is unique, how we find effective ways to treat […]

  • November 16, 2015
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    Technology and ABI

    It’s an understatement to say that assistive technology has grown exponentially over the years, and at our October community meeting guest speakers Tracy Milner and Heather Condello, both registered occupational therapists at Complex Injury Rehab Inc, gave us the scoop on how technology can help […]

  • November 12, 2015
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    Soldier helps other vets with TBI

    BY: MERI PERRA It’s possible the expression, keep soldiering on was created for people just like Corporal David Macdonald. In recent years, Macdonald has climbed the Himalayas, run two half-marathons and he just completed his first full marathon. He continues to serve in the Canadian […]

  • November 9, 2015
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    Brain injury in the family

    BY: MARK KONING In 1978, when I was six years of age, I was admitted to the hospital with a viral brain infection, known as encephalitis. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain, caused either by an infection invading the […]

  • November 5, 2015
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    Have your say: TTC accessibility

    At our October community meeting, BIST member Shireen Jeejeebhoy spoke to us about her concerns with the change of TTC subway line names to numbers. To summarize, Shireen thinks the subway line renaming, and TTC signage, create cognitive and navigational challenges for […]

  • November 3, 2015
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    Vision loss after brain injury

    BY: COIRE LANGHAM Since I woke up mostly blind in the hospital, my idea of vision has been changing. Once all the swelling went down, slowly over the course of a few weeks, I was left with a left […]

  • October 29, 2015
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    Affects of white matter injury

    BY: BHANU SHARMA If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re familiar with the fact that injuries to specific areas of the brain result in specific impairments, such as vision loss or memory problems. The brain is a complex organ made up of […]

  • October 22, 2015
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    Finding happiness

    At our September community meeting, Amanda Muise and Roby Miller from Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) gave a presentation about positive psychology. We also had the opportunity to hear our long-time member Frank Bruno talk about running the Pan Am Relay this […]

  • October 20, 2015
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    Tracy Morgan on SNL

    BY: COIRE LANGHAM People are wondering, ‘Can he speak? Does he have 100 per cent mental capacity?’ The truth is, I never did. I might even be a few points higher. The things we find humorous are inconsistent and strange. Perhaps […]

  • October 16, 2015
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    Happiness after ABI

    BY: SOPHIA VOUMVAKIS How can we survive, and perhaps even find happiness after experiencing loss or trauma ?This is a question that has fascinated me ever since surviving my traumatic brain injury almost four years ago. I reviewed the […]