Mental Health

The Emotional Toll of Traumatic Brain Injury

The Emotional Toll of Traumatic Brain Injury

By JoAnne Silver Jones with Hilary Jacobs Hendel One and a half million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Attention tends to focus on regaining physical health and brain recovery to the...

How to Communicate with Your Doctors

How to Communicate with Your Doctors

By Michael Hennes DC, DACNB Our brains thrive on assimilating new information and figuring out what to do next. In fact, the brain’s job is to sift through all of the information we get in a moment and make...

Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Essential oils are a complementary tool that can help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. They are easy to use, smell great, and have a variety of uses. All oils are not created equal. I personally...

Caregiver Tips for Helping with Cognition and Communication Skills

Caregiver Tips for Helping with Cognition and Communication Skills

By Kelly Harrigan Traumatic brain injuries profoundly affect an individual’s ability to perform many cognitive skills, particularly those relating to emotional lability, attention, planning, judgment, and decision making. It is difficult for an affected individual to comprehend these difficulties,...

Yoga: Backbends

Yoga: Backbends

By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Yoga is a powerful tool for recovery after brain injury. Contrary to some beliefs, everyone can do yoga — you don’t need to be super flexible, be able to balance, or even be able to...

Fatigue and TBI

Fatigue and TBI

By James A. Heuer, PA One of the most common symptoms individuals experience after a traumatic brain injury is fatigue. Types of fatigue include and are not limited to: cognitive, mental, physical, and psychological. Reportedly, 70% of individuals with...

Is Fatigue Endangering Our Teenagers?

Is Fatigue Endangering Our Teenagers?

by Aanika Parikh Public speakers, environmental activists, multi-sport athletes: there is very little our youth are not capable of pursuing. After all, most teenagers are free from responsibilities such as paying bills and providing for a family, allowing them...

Exploring Caregiver Fatigue

Exploring Caregiver Fatigue

by Anne Adkinson The term “caregiver” in the brain injury community can be complex and varied. Unpaid family and friend caregivers can be a key to recovery and living well for survivors of head injury. However, calling yourself a...

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