Aphasia is a brain injury caused by stroke, head trauma, tumors, meningitis, encephalitis, and carbon monoxide poisoning, among other problems. 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.
According to the Australian Sports Brain Bank, CTE is a brain condition associated with repeated blows to the head. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Back in 2005, Melbourne man Colin*, now 57, was involved in a road accident. “I came off second-best,” he says. He was riding a motorcycle, and the result was a traumatic brain injury.
It would be a long road to recovery. Life would never be quite the same. The last thing he needed was to be scammed online. But that’s what happened.
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”.
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
For those living with brain injuries, fatigue, memory-loss and isolation can be crippling – unless you know how to laugh at yourself. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
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
- 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.
Judo practitioner Shane Masters has an acquired brain injury from a workplace accident over a decade ago.
“I woke up in hospital two weeks later and didn’t know nothing, but I could remember judo,” he said. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE