A major challenge after TBI is that family members are often reluctant to ask for help for themselves to cope with the changes resulting from a brain injury.
See this interview with Lorie Van Tilberg, former Executive Director of Southern Caregiver Resource Center.
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Transcendental Meditation, a non-trauma-focused intervention, was noninferior to prolonged exposure therapy in reducing PTSD symptom severity and comorbid depression in veterans with PTSD, according to findings from a randomized controlled trial.
It can be hard to remember details of your doctor visit. What treatments did your doctor recommend? What options did you discuss? Can you recall the details to explain the doctor office visit to your family member?
Here's an app (Otter voice notes) for recording your doctor visit. It transcribes the audio and lets you easily search the transcript.
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In this video, you will learn how each person’s unique Protective Barrier - composed of biological, psychological, and social factors - influences the outcome of traumatic brain injury.
The concept of the Protective Barrier is explained and illustrated with case examples. Taking a bio-psycho-social view of TBI will lead to improved diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
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Designers at RMT University in Melbourne, Australia have developed Sans Forgetica to improve reading retension.
“The font uses principles of cognitive psychology to create an effect known as desirable difficulty,” the researchers note, “in which minor obstructions to learning processes cause the brain to engage in deeper cognitive processing. The result is improved memory retention."
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Would this slight increase in reading effort help improve your reading memory?
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I just launched a YouTube channel focusing on Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery and Assistive Technology Tips.
The videos will help us understand and address the complexities involved in evaluating and recovering from traumatic brain injuries.
The channel will also offer practical tips to deal with cognitive challenges – including using “peripheral brains”.
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