Rehabilitation

Getting back to work after brain injury

While not everyone can return to employment after brain injury, for many people it is a realistic and often essential goal. A long absence and the ongoing effects of a brain injury can make it seem ov...

Get Your Memory Back After Stroke or TBI

Memory loss is a common symptom after TBI or stroke, but there are things you can do to help get your memory back. Just like exercising your muscles can help improve mobility after a stroke, giving yo...

Brain Injuries Heal Faster If You Get Active Early

When Kate Klein began working as a nurse in the Cleveland Clinic’s Neurointensive Care Unit, one of the first things she noticed was that her patients spent a lot of time in bed. She knew patien...

Sexuality After Traumatic Brain Injury

Changes in sexual functioning are common after TBI. If you are experiencing sexual problems, there are things you can do to help resolve these problems. The information below describes common sexual p...

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 ...

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...

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...

Stroke rehabilitation: What to expect as you recover

The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help you relearn skills you lost when a stroke affected part of your brain. Stroke rehabilitation can help you regain independence and improve your quality of l...