Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems – Must Know Resources

http://www.msktc.org/tbi – The MSKTC works closely with researchers in the 16 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems to develop resources for people living with traumatic brain injuries and their supporters. These evidence-based materials are available in a variety of platforms such as printable PDF documents, videos, and slideshows. – See more at: http://www.msktc.org/tbi -

 

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Heads Up! Head Injuries or Hemi Paresis and Air Conditioning – The Family Friendly Poisonous Gas

  1. Living with hemiparesis for over two decades  almost  three has taught me through experience from living in the Northeast in a snowbelt to the sunny south that changes in temperature and especially freezing temperatures can  be extremely detrimental to safe movement for one and can even range to painful.

It doesnt have to be outside in the frozed tundra either. Even in what we with an injury as hemiparesis might consider a drastic change n temperature’ this can be delibitating. Outside right now it is in the 90s (F) inside 68.
My legs and arrms are stiff. some muscles feel as trained. I cant even think as good as normal.
I have a blanketr on too.
Air conditioning is like a poisonous gas to us!

OK that may seem extreme.

But I just cant explain to family or friends ior even co workers. It would be like a different language to some.

“How can you evn say that?”

But me I find myself over at the local health club in a hot spa or sauna as much as I can.

Being in upper 90s or even greater than 1oo means PAIN FREE to me. I CAN ALMOST HAVE COMPLET RANGE OF MOTION  in warm water or on an elevated temperature .

 

I CANT THINK CLEARLY IN AIR CONDITIONININ OR FREEZING WEATHER.

SURE HEAD INJURIES HAVE THESE EFECTS  – One common result of a brain injury is that our visual and auditory processing slows, making it harder to keep up with all the information coming into your senses.  but with ac its even worse!

 

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Brain Injury Survivor Common Visual and Auditory Issues and Online Exercises for Improvement

Hi,

One common result of a brain injury is that our visual and auditory processing slows, making it harder to keep up with all the information coming into your senses. BrainHQ.com has a new Brain Injury Survivor module where  exercises help you retune and speed up your sensory processing using very basic elements of sight and sound.

I can tell you that they are effective yet seem simple.

The website has an incredible list of experts that help design brain online software     .

The site has a membership but there is are free games , exercises for trial too

It has been over 25 years since I was injured     by a gunshot in the head resulting in hemiparesis and the common Brain Injury Survivor symptoms.

It would of been so beneficial to have this technology available back when I was injured but it is still effective for me now after all these years
and I hope that my list can share this website for not only improving intelligence but for helping those with head trauma.

Check It Out
http://www.brainhq.com

You can learn more about Brain HQ (headquarters)

and expert brain science technology

http://www.brainhq.com/why-brainhq

Regards,
Leon Edward

P.S. my websites

Help for Brain Injured  and Hemiparesis Living
http://hemiparesisliving.com/

News on Head Injuries and rehabilitation   videos
at
http://headinjurytalk.com/

My IQ Mind Brain Improvement website is at
http://www.iqmindbrainlibrary.com

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Precautions and Safety for Head Injured who are More Vunerable to Identity Theft, Scams and Money Handling Isues

Safety for head injured is so important  even in simple activities. So much is available for things as shower and bathroom safety, adaptations for daily activities as driving or for employment plus of course quad canes, walkers, regular canes and even wheel chairs. For therapy, there are experts who can help us with physical therapy, occupational therapy even psychologically. However, an important aspect of life is in financial matters handling money, saving, spending without thinking clearly and possibly worse is care of financial and personal information not only for the injured but nearby caretakers or relatives , even friends.

 

I can tell you from experience of making mistakes with money funds and decisions that are not clear I have lost money to scammers and made well lets just say they seem stupid buying decisions.

 

You can tell some head injured as myself cautions or warnings how to protect information or money safe, yet people or marketing in emails, phonecalls , tv ads even all are skilled or well prepared to separate people from their money. This can happen to anyone of course but head injured especially.

Hand written notes so they don’t answer solicitors at front door or God forbid, even let them in the house.  An example is when a couple people posed as utility dressed workers wanted to enter a home because they were receiving signals in the office   that showed huge power consumption leaks and  needed to check wiring in an electrical box.. While one person talked to the head injured keeping them distracted, the other went through the house getting valuables and personal information of others in the household.

 

This is just an example of what has happened and could happen. But there are several other ‘front doors ‘ that scammers use. They will use email, regular postal mail and even public options as radio and tv are threats too.

 

Some precautions are as listed above to keep notes available as reminders not to let others into the home always say something as I have to talk to my spouse or a relative or close friend first before making a decision etc.

 

For email , software some free from providers can filter many types of scam emails but some ‘fishing’ scam emails still get through. When a head injured as I see these banks or well known websites asking to verify information by logging in  just clicking a link or calling a toll free number; we don’t always think clearly and some may fall for these scam emails.

 

We can put phone numbers on a do not call list that the government provides but unscrupulous scammers still will call. Always better to include reminders not to give out info or have to confide in another first.

 

We can’t stop the mail from being delivered but family members or an authorized caretaker can share a post office box where mail can be viewed.

 

The previous items addressed scammers but day to day there are simple things as keeping money wallet put away. It s difficult to tell a head injured to care for wallet or credit cards out in public places. I have left my wallet on top of an atm and walked away a couple times!

It happens. I’ve taken my bank card out of wallet  put in slacks and sometimes if I’m lucky the dry cleaners has it attached to my clothes.

I’ve found my credit card in a machine at the laundry mat or under a car seat and never knew it was missing.

 

These are just some items but the point of posting is to create extra attention not only for us head injured but for the people around us.

 

Bless You

LE

 

You can receive free the full Free Special Report for Head Injury Victims and Caretakers which Reveals MUST KNOW patient and caregiver Resources, potential symptoms, behavioral and emotional consequences, steps in rehabilitation, creating a beneficial home environment, brain injury medications, long-term outlook, and more..

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Help for Head Injured or People with Hemiparesis and help for Life After Trauma, Brain Injury, Stroke or Spinal Cord Injuries and for Caretakers at my Hemiparesis website.

 

Head Injury Talk is a website that is updated daily with Head injury news and rehab videos from the web plus discussion groups and best of blogs

 

Get a Free Healthy Brain Nutrition Report , FREE Retrain Your Brain with brainwave entrainment pdf and Subconscious Mind MP3s, with OPtimize Brain Power 5 Day Ecourse, Articles and excerpts from my IQ Mind Brain Personal Success Library plus Stay Alerted To New Website Articles, Updates & Breakthroughs all Free at http://www.IQMindBranLibrary.com

 

You may also be interested in other articles and posts: Tips for Living Alone After Head Injury with Hemiparesis and Avoiding Falls and Injuries Brain Games and Improving Brain Function Safety Shoes at Work for Hemiparesis

 

P.S. For Peace, Visit http://www.medjugorje.org/

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