TBI Voices

Post TBI Cognitive Functioning: Frontal Lobe Issues

Posted on April 20th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Post TBI Cognitive Functioning: Gina Part Eleven Gina has fewer classic frontal lobe problems and post TBI cognitive functioning than most TBI patients, although there are more issues when listening to her husband, than on her self report. A number of major post TBI cognitive functioning problems for most severe brain injury survivors,..
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Brain Injured Survivors Don’t Tell Them How to Feel

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

Brain Injured Survivors Don’t Tell Them How to Feel:  Gina Part Twelve For Gina, like other brain injured survivors we have interviewed (See Elizabeth story) conversation, empathy is much easier with fellow brain injured survivors than with others. “I’ve gotten more empathy but it’s got to be people with brain injuries.” Another real..
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Frontal Lobe Dysfunction from a Husband’s Perspective

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

Frontal Lobe Dysfunction: Gina Part Thirteen When evaluating frontal lobe dysfunction it is best to interview what is called a collateral source (friends/family members). Frontal lobe problems are not sensitive to neuropsychological testing, as such tests measure only narrow facets of brain function. Further, as these measures are given in a..
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Brain Injury Advocate for TBI Survivors

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

Brain Injury Advocate: Gina Concludes in Part Fourteen Gina is in a unique position to discuss the issue of brain injury advocates, particularly self-advocacy. She not only is a TBI survivor who has a background in insurance, she is a survivor who went back to work in insurance, despite her brain..
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