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Anger and Frustration After Brain Injury

Anger is a very common problem after brain injuries. When someone with a brain injury has a problem with anger, there are usually several causes acting in combination. Some people are angry about the ...

9 Things NOT to Say to Someone with a Brain Injury

Brain injury is confusing to people who don’t have one. It’s natural to want to say something, to voice an opinion or offer advice, even when we don’t understand. And when you care for a loved one wit...

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...

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The benefits of Smiling :)

How many times have you smiled today?  If you’re an average adult, you’ll smile 20 times today.  If you’re a really happy adult, you’ll smile 40-50 times today.  That sounds decent, unt...

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...

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How Creative Art Therapy Helps Stroke and TBI Patients

After suffering a stroke or brain injury, patients often experience communication problems, emotional disturbance and loss of motor function.  The National Stroke Strategy (DOH 2007) provided that ind...

Blue-Light Therapy Helps Heal the Brain

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...

Amazing Cookbook Series for People with TBI or Stroke

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. Every...