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It always happens at the wrong time. You probably have heard about it, or even seen it. Stroke Survivors uncontrollably crying after a stroke.

Wolfgang Wolf BSocP (Counselling), Dip.CD

Wolfgang Wolf
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

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.

Eye tracking    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

United Brains Presentation Kit

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.

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In the presentation all ways of acquiring brain injury are shown, from stroke ABI to accident TBI.

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Changes in a persons life is shown and can be detailed as required by the presenter.
Email office@braininurymatters.org. 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
caregivers.

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.

Amy adds:

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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