Category Archives: Brain Injury

Scientists Take Big Step Toward Being Able To Repair Brain Injuries

Scientists have long been working toward a day when a traumatic injury or stroke doesn’t cause brain cells to be permanently lost. Executing this extremely difficult task would involve figuring out how to transplant new neurons into brain tissue. But neurons form precise connections with each other, and are guided by physiological signals that are active… Read More »

The things no one tells you about brain injuries

When Peter Holmes was involved in a jetski accident, doctors didn’t think he would survive. Three years on, as he prepares for the Great North Run, he talks honestly about the road to recover. I’m not exactly Bear Grylls, but three years ago this month, on a hot and sunny day by a Serbian river,… Read More »

What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know

I need a lot more rest than I used to. I’m not being lazy. I get physical fatigue as well as a “brain fatigue”. It is very difficult and tiring for my brain to think, process and organize. Fatigue makes it even harder to think. My stamina fluctuates, even though I may look good or… Read More »

9 Things NOT to Say to Someone with a Brain Injury

  Brain injury is confusing to people who don’t have one. It’s natural to want to say something, to voice an opinion or offer advice, even when we don’t understand. And when you care for a loved one with a brain injury, it’s easy to get burnt out and say things out of frustration. Here… Read More »

5 Things Every TBI Survivor Wants You to Understand

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, and as promised, I am writing a series of blogs to help educate others and bring awareness to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). 1. Our brains no longer work the same. We have cognitive deficiencies that don’t make sense, even to us. Some of us struggle to find the… Read More »

What You Need To Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are becoming much more widely known now that the National Football League has put brain injuries in the spotlight.  This spotlight has increased the amount of awareness surrounding the injury, but even with all the research that has been performed, most people don’t know the real causes or signs/symptoms that accompany a… Read More »