Archive for September, 2011

Brain Injured Children: Parting Thoughts To Others

Posted on September 30th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series Nancy Brain Injured Children: Nancy Part Twenty Four  As with most of my interviews, I ended with Nancy and her Mom asking them to share their thoughts to help others who were struggling with what they have been through with brain..
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Pediatric Severe Brain Injury Survivor: Future and Ambitions

Posted on September 29th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 23 of 24 in the series Nancy Pediatric Severe Brain Injury Survivor: Nancy Part Twenty Three  As I write this, Nancy has graduated from high school as a pediatric severe brain injury survivor. The issue remains what now? I asked her. What are you going to do after..
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Adulthood After Pediatric Severe Brain Injury: A Growing Gap

Posted on September 28th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 22 of 24 in the series Nancy Adulthood After Pediatric Severe Brain Injury: Nancy Part Twenty Two With many physical disabilities, a prosthesis can be designed which aids or replaces the functions done by the injured body part.  While it has often been said that there is..
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Mood After Severe Pediatric Brain Injury

Posted on September 27th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 21 of 24 in the series Nancy Mood After Severe Pediatric Brain Injury: Nancy Part Twenty One  As Mom explained in Part Nineteen, mood after severe pediatric brain injury is an ongoing issue for her.  Her temper is the biggest mood after severe pediatric brain injury issue. Can..
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Time Management After Severe Pediatric Brain Injury

Posted on September 26th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 20 of 24 in the series Nancy Time Management After Severe Pediatric Brain Injury: Nancy Part Twenty As there are many deficits caused by brain injury, we will talk about Nancy’s issue with time management after severe pediatric brain injury along with other issues. Too much reliance in..
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Amnesia Victim Chronicles Plight In His Memoir ‘My Life, Deleted’

Posted on September 25th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Popular culture, both films and TV shows, have often used amnesia as a dramatic plot device. But when this kind of thing happens in reality, it proves to be a cruel twist of fate for all those involved. Such was the case with Scott Bolzan, a former pro football player and jet-company official. Bolzan’s..
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Assessment After Severe Pediatric Brain Injury

Posted on September 23rd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 19 of 24 in the series Nancy Assessment After Severe Pediatric Brain Injury: Nancy Part Nineteen  Inevitably, the medical community sees Nancy as old history, a great miracle of modern medicine, one of the success stories.  Yet as she approaches adulthood, her need for further assessment after..
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Severe Brain Injury Deficits: Physical and Neurological

Posted on September 22nd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 18 of 24 in the series Nancy  Severe Brain Injury Deficits: Nancy Part Eighteen  As brain injury is far more than a cognitive disorder, and also because so many severe brain injuries occur as a result of catastrophic forces on the human body, we try to focus..
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18 Year Old Brain Injury Survivor: Hearing Her Voice

Posted on September 21st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 17 of 24 in the series Nancy 18 year Old Brain Injury Survivor: Nancy Part Seventeen  We don’t have to take Nancy’s Mom’s word for it, just watch the YouTube videos of Nancy.  First, it is her fascination with celebrity boys. Hearing Nancy’s 18 year old brain..
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Focal Brain Injuries

Posted on September 20th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Diffuse versus Focal Injuries: “Contact phenomenon”, typically result in what is called a “focal” brain injury as opposed to a “diffuse” brain injury. The term “diffuse” is used to describe the situation where the pathology is spread throughout the brain. Focal Brain Injuries: Focal injuries are typically large enough that..
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