Archive for May, 2011

Reemployment After TBI: Obstacles to Successful

Posted on May 31st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Reemployment After TBI: Jeremiah Part Thirteen Jeremiah and I talked about his reemployment after TBI and the obstacles that he faced and how he became successful in practicing his engineering again. What were your biggest obstacles to success in your reemployment after TBI? Memory and pain.  Memory and pain and fatigue, and..
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Alleged Attacker Of Brain Damaged Fan Arrested

Posted on May 30th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Giant Fan Suffered Brain Damage at Dodger Game Sometimes, it looks like justice has a chance of prevailing. I hope this is so in the case of Bryan Stow. Stow, in case you don’t remember, is a San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium in Los..
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Derek Boogaard, Benched By A Concussion, Died Of Drug, Alcohol Mix

Posted on May 30th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard, who was put out of commission in December after suffering a concussion, died of an accidental overdose of the pain killer oxycodone and alcohol, according to authorities. Boogaard, a feared player, was discovered dead in his Minneapolis apartment May 13. He was 28. His family..
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TBI Advocate in the Workplace Help Brain Injury Survivor

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

TBI Advocate in the Workplace: Jeremiah Part Twelve It is clear that but for the commitment of his friend, his  TBI advocate in the workplace, to find him work it would have taken him a much longer time to get reemployed.   More significantly, had he not had someone really committed to helping..
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Return to Work For a Traumatic Brain Survivor

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

Return to Work: Jeremiah Part Eleven In Part Nine we talked about the frustration and fatigue that Jeremiah went through preparing himself for a return to work.  That struggle was worth it for  Jeremiah did return to work as an engineering in September of 2006. He explains his return to work..
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Brain Injury Care giver: Protecting and Preserving the Caregiver

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

Brain Injury Care giver: Jeremiah Part Ten One of the problems after severe brain injury is that the brain injury care giver role becomes the role of the coach, the parent, the evil therapist role.  This is true especially early in rehab, and especially with spouses. What that means is that the..
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Caregivers Role in TBI Recovery Helps this Survivor

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

Caregivers Role in TBI Recovery: Jeremiah Part Nine Jeremiah and discussed the caregivers role in TBI and how important it is to recovery.  In Jeremiah’s case it was a lot of people around him that took the  caregivers role in TBI recovery that helped him through. Jeremiah Depended on the Caregivers..
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Recovery from Severe TBI: Frustration, Fatigue

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

Recovery from Severe TBI: Jeremiah Part Eight Frustrations and Fatigue from Recovery from Severe TBI Jeremiah was an engineer before his brain injury and his recovery from severe TBI, as he says: “still an engineer.”  That identity as a professional is clearly important in retaining his sense of self after his..
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Dysprosody – Foreign Accent Syndrome from Brain Injury

Posted on May 25th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Dysprosody: Jeremiah Part Seven One of the strengths of the TBI Voices approach to documenting the disability and ability of brain injury is that the reader/user is not limited to our written descriptions of the each survivor’s story, but can actually hear that survivor’s voice, at our Youtube channel, While..
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Walk After TBI: Having to Relearn How to Walk

Posted on May 24th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Walk After TBI: Jeremiah Part Six The uninitiated think of TBI as a cognitive disorder, but it is far more than that. Some portion of brain controls everything that we do, including all motor activities. A significant proportion of severe brain injury survivors lose the ability to walk after TBI, without..
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