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The racer was pulled out of unconsciousness in 2014, spending nearly a year in a coma.

F1 boss Jean Todt says Schumacher’s wife Corinna has ultimately kept him from dying.
The racer was pulled out of unconsciousness in 2014, spending nearly a year in a coma.
Todt added: “I’ve spent a lot of time with Corinna since Michael had his serious skiing accident on December 29, 2013. She is a great woman and runs the family.
She hadn’t expected that. It happened suddenly and she had no choice. But she does it very well.

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My brain on nature: How the natural world helped heal me after a devastating accident.

After I suffered a mild traumatic brain injury after a car knocked me off my bike, I discovered my path to recovery was through nature.

Loud cafes and bars were unbearable — even the noisy school grounds at drop-off were too much.

But I found the sounds of nature had the opposite effect and helped to alleviate my constant headaches.

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Aphasia is the loss of the ability to understand or express speech that occurs after some types of brain injuries. This usually results from damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language. For many people, they locate on the left side of the brain.

Aphasia usually occurs suddenly, often following a stroke or brain injury, but it may also develop slowly as the result of a brain tumor or a progressive neurological disease. It affects the expression and understanding of language, as well as reading and writing.

There are different types of aphasia, and each has its own recovery process. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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