TBI

Debunking the myths about Brain Injury

Brain injury recovery is not a straight line – there are ups and downs and a plateau may occur, but that doesn’t mean recovery has stopped! Brain injury, whether from TBI or stroke, is a complex ...

Pets can help with Brain Rehabilitation

Survivors of trauma, illness or injury often find comfort and support from companion animals during the process of brain rehabilitation. From the daily comfort of your own dog or cat to specially trai...

What are the effects of a brain injury on future life?

The effects of severe brain injury can be long lasting or even permanent. While recovery and rehabilitation are possible, most people with brain injury face life challenges that will require them to a...

Dating after brain injury

For people living with the long-term effects of brain injury, the idea of dating can be a daunting and challenging prospect. Common concerns include the difficulties of dating when you have memory iss...

Can a Marriage Survive Traumatic Brain Injury or Stroke?

Have you heard that the divorce rate after brain injury is really high? Have you read that the divorce rate for couples after brain injury is higher than the divorce rate for the general population? I...

Alcohol Use After Brain Injury

After a TBI or Stroke the brain can become more sensitive to the effects of alcohol. This can cause cognitive problems that impact memory, mobility, and speech. It can also cause someone to feel fatig...

Everything You Should Know About Hemiparesis

If you or a loved one has had a stroke, chances are you’ve seen hemiparesis. Hemiparesis is weakness on one side of the body. It can affect every area of life, from walking to eating to dressing. Reco...

Music therapy for stroke patients ‘improves brain and motor function’

Music therapy can help improve brain and motor function in stroke patients, scientists say. Trial finds stroke patients’ brain and motor functions improve when they are given music therapy in addition...

Am I likely to have seizures after my stroke?

In the first few weeks after a stroke, some survivors have seizures — a sign of brain injury caused by sudden disorganized electrical activity. It’s difficult to predict which stroke survivors will ha...