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The Australian Sports Brain Bank has revealed the late Shane Tuck had a severe case of degenerative brain disease CTE, making him the third AFL player to have suffered from the crippling neurological disorder.

Tigers star Shane Tuck after a loss.Source:News Limited

According to the Australian Sports Brain Bank, CTE is a brain condition associated with repeated blows to the head. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Mark Thompson lives with an acquired brain injury and experiences challenges with physical access, lack of information on inclusive facilities and communication in his day to day life.

“It can help equip people to build their awareness and take some actions,”

“We all benefit from an inclusive society.” READ MORE HERE

‘How to’ return to work

Road traffic accidents, falls, and strokes can all cause acquired brain injury (ABI). But it is increasingly recognised that Covid-19 can also cause a range of neurological issues. Image: Shutterstock

Returning to work following an acquired brain injury (ABI) should not be rushed and requires delicate planning around the survivor, their job role and the work environment.

Common forms of ABI include traumatic brain injury (often from road traffic accidents, falls or assaults), and stroke

The myth of “a phased return to work after brain injury or stroke is similar to other health conditions”.

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Current ABI Self-advocacy peer supports
Coffee with a twist, a collaboration with United Brains, and Leadership Plus have 3 active ABI self-advocacy peer support groups for those with ABI. Zoom meetings Tuesday, at 11:30 am Wednesday at 11.30 am Thursday, at 13:00. A place for people with acquired brain injury or carers to have a conversation and pass on information.
To book phone Ron 0418124406 or Lisa 0455515221 Two interactive groups are conducted using zoom during COVID19 and we encourage you to join us. We have generally had a speaker and then informal catch-up.
Please join us whether you be a person with ABI, a carer or another interested person perhaps you are able to speak about a topic

John Tjepkema doesn’t mince words when it comes to his criminal career. It was long. And it was varied. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Key points:

  • More than a third of Australian prisoners are believed to have an acquired brain injury
  • Former inmates say they were never asked how they could be assisted with their injuries
  • The Voices for Justice program is teaching former prisoners to advocate for inmates with brain injuries

“I was in the ‘revolving door syndrome’,” the 60-year-old said.

Laura Graham, a physiotherapist at Parkwood Institute and assistant professor at the faculty of health sciences at Western University, speaks about resources for non-athletes who suffer a concussion in a video posted on the university’s website. Western has posted two videos featuring researchers and will post two more in the new year to share knowledge from the university’s annual symposium on concussions called See the Line.

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Innovative trials and a high-level discussion forum have put social referrals high on the primary care agenda.

Can prescribing social groups and activities help combat a health issue as bad as smoking?

hen Tom went to his GP in Melbourne’s west earlier this year, his doctor asked him about his ongoing health issues.

But although Tom had suffered an acquired brain injury as a child, leaving him with an intellectual disability, this time there was another reason he had sought help.

It was his long-term social isolation Tom agreed with the lineworker to visit the local community centre – to which Tom had never been – together. Tom was introduced to a group of people who had similar experiences to his own. There were 12 there that morning,,

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