• May 7, 2015
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    Guest post: Brain Girl Next Doors Cat

    We are thrilled to present this post from Lauren Vandal of Braingirl and Next Doors Cat  BY: LAUREN VANDAL When my brain injury happened just over two-and-a-half years ago years ago, I never expected the next 30 months to […]

  • April 30, 2015
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    CTE Diagnosis – when will it happen?

    BY: RICHARD HASKELL Chronic traumatic encephalopathy? CTE?  Say that again? To be sure, outside the medical profession, a term such as this may be daunting. It refers to a progressive and degenerative brain disease that persists over a period […]

  • April 23, 2015
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    Will new research help treat excessive sleepiness post TBI?

    BY: Sophia Voumvakis In May 2011, I sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). My TBI left me with a number of physical,cognitive, and emotional deficits. Working with an occupational therapist, we were able to identify these deficits develop a number […]

  • April 20, 2015
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    Trying to get back on the reading rehab track

    Shireen Jeejeebhoy writes about her journey back to the love of reading. You can read full articles about Shireen’s reading rehab on her blog. “What do you want me to say to get you reading again?” My neurodoc asked me. “I […]

  • April 14, 2015
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    The Heart of Art

    BY: MARK KONING I have found Art to be a great therapy tool. I say that with a capital ‘A’ because I am referring to all forms of Art, from singing to painting, dancing to acting. For me, writing […]

  • April 10, 2015
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    Community Meeting Round-Up: Eating healthy on a budget with Joanne Smith

    When Joanne Smith acquired her spinal cord and brain injury at the age of 19, after the initial recovery, she says she spent 10 years feeling “lousy.” On top of dealing with her injuries, additional challenges such as weight gain, fatigue, […]

  • March 27, 2015
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    Is it the right time for a hidden disability symbol?

    BY: RICHARD HASKELL “You seem fine to me,” may be one of the worst things to say to a brain injury survivor – or anyone with a hidden disability – for that matter. This invisibility is one reason why Laura Brydges, […]

  • March 19, 2015
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    One mom’s perspective: caring for a son with a brain injury

    BY: BARB KUSTEC I have been the main caregiver of my son, who suffered a catastrophic brain injury in an accident four years ago. The first thing that comes to mind about being the main caregiver for my son […]

  • March 17, 2015
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    Nominate a BIST vollie for the Volunteer of the Year Award!

    Do you know a great BIST volunteer who goes above and beyond the call of duty – every time? Nominate them for the BIST Volunteer of the Year award! Eligibility: Actively involved in BIST (attends community meetings, committee meetings […]

  • March 12, 2015
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    Women and TBI: What you need to know

    BY: ALISON Men are more likely to acquire a TBI than women, and are three-times more likely to die from a brain injury. Perhaps because of this, the media tends to pay more attention to men and brain injury […]