Month: July 2020

My personal experience with a mild TBI and why art helps. Over the last several years, I have worked with numerous returning combat military who have sustained a traumatic brain injury [TBI] as a result of tours of duty in Afghanistan or Iraq. In brief, TBI is caused by an external force that may produce cognitive, physical, behavioral or emotional impairments. A brain injury can be temporary or permanent and is not limited to combat situations; according to the Centers for Disease Control,
What is a TBI? CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild,” i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe,” i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the
Early morning exposure to blue wavelength light can help heal the brain following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), new research suggests. Results of a small, randomized controlled trial showed blue-light therapy improved brain structure and function, cognition, and sleep in this patient population. “We found that blue-light therapy improved patients’ daytime sleepiness,” study investigator William D. ‘Scott’ Killgore, PhD, told Medscape Medical News. “So those who got the blue light were less sleepy 6 weeks later than they had been
Michael Ward Morrissey was a 29-year-old bachelor living a king’s life in San Francisco, California. he had a cool apartment sharing with three other guys his age, and an awesome job. That was until he stepped out of a taxicab and was hit by an SUV. This is his story. They say people who go through a traumatic event in their life actually have TWO birthdays — the day they were squeezed into this savage world, and the day their
Impairment of memory is one of the most common effects of a brain injury and can cause serious problems with day-to-day living.While there is unfortunately no cure available, there are a number of strategies that for many people make it easier to live with memory problems and can increase independence. Adapt the environment One of the simplest ways to help with memory problems is to adapt your environment so you rely on memory less. Some ideas for doing so which