‘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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In an era of increasing activity in the biotech sector, Brian Harris is bringing a level of simplicity to the medical field.
His company, MedRhythms, uses melodies and rhythms to help treat and combat the effects of certain brain injuries, strokes, and Parkinson’s disease. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
It always happens at the wrong time. You probably have heard about it, or even seen it. Stroke Survivors uncontrollably crying after a stroke.
BSocP (Counselling), Dip.CD
It confirmed the old truth: Every stroke is different, and so are its effects. I really do not understand why people still talk about it as “one-fits-all”. Talk to a few survivors, and you will get as many different stories as there are people. READ MORE HERE
Generalized 3 Hz spike and wave discharges in a child with childhood absence epilepsy.
Epilepsy can be triggered after traumatic brain damage such as a stroke, head trauma and some infections, yet no-one knows why some people go on to develop the life-threatening condition and others do not. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
Evaluation of conjugate eye movements has been a key component of the neurologic examination for at least 3500 years. Concussions are typically associated with post-traumatic vision problems, such as difficulty with reading, visual accommodation, and saccadic eye movements. Eye tracking dysfunction is one objective measure of concussion, but methods of tracking have not been well refined, and even so, require highly skilled examiners, and have never been translated into the ED environment.
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Living things can repair themselves. Damaged skin and fractured bones heal, and a damaged liver can regenerate itself.
Only recently have scientists begun to understand this is also true of the brain. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Do you know what you like in your coffee? It’s probably cream and sugar, or maybe it’s black and strong?
In your life, you have probably given your coffee order more than a million times. This order might seem like a simple statement, one you might even take for granted, but it’s the key to a good morning.
New research indicates that stimulating a particular region
in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current
using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation,
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United Brains working with Brain Injury Matters (BIM) has a presentation kit available for all member groups to use as a template.
The kit is an adaptable Power Point presentation that can be printed to distribute to select audiences. It is speaker personalised and is tailored for the audience to be addressed. By audience tailoring we can have relevant presentations to professional and community awareness raising.
In the presentation all ways of acquiring brain injury are shown, from stroke ABI to accident TBI.
Changes in a persons life is shown and can be detailed as required by the presenter.
Email email@example.com. for further information about the Presentation Kit and further instructions for its use.
Amy Edmunds, a stroke survivor, is a globally recognised advocate of young adult stroke patients. Her group – YoungStroke, Inc., is a 501 c3 non-profit advocacy organisation that evolved from her graduate research to extend understanding of the stroke experience among young adults and their
Referring to young stroke survivors in her article “Speak Up and Speak Out”, she says:
When stroke leaves a young adult with aphasia, the sudden loss of ability to communicate imposes hardships upon social and workplace relationships which differ from geriatric stroke survivors.
Social relationships are often honed during early adulthood as interpersonal evolve during dating and early marriage. Young adults who experience aphasia may forfeit opportunities to build such meaningful, committed relations due to their inability to effectively express emotions
. . . in addition to managing other deficits imposed by stroke. In contrast, many geriatric survivors have already experienced such relationships. Additionally, many have nurtured long-lasting friendships and raised children into adulthood.
Globally, young stroke survivors are an emerging population driven by epidemics of obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Within six years, nearly two million Americans who have suffered a stroke or brain injury will be living with aphasia according to the
American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
The growth in survivors – with stroke or stroke resulting in aphasia, correlates with the formation and growth of Facebook groups specifically for young adults (ages 18 to 50 of age).
Here we identify some of the leading groups for young people with stroke and aphasia.
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