Medical Doctors: 5 Things Brain Injured Patients Wish They Could Tell You

Brain injury survivors often have words that fail us at key moments, such as an important doctor appointment. Could be aphasia, but sometimes stress/fear prevents the words to ever form. After interacting with hundreds of brain injury survivors (mostly encephalitis), these themes surfaced that BI patients universally mentioned as desirable for their clinicians to know:  […]

Proud to Support World Encephalitis Day

On February 22, join in the inaugural annual awareness day to connect thousands of people around the world, enabling a better understanding of the devastation that can be caused by Encephalitis. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere, at any age. This brain injury can be triggered by many […]

5 Tips for Trainers with Brain Injured Employees or Students

Brain injury doesn’t have to be scary if you are informed. I’m not just an employer, I’m also a brain injury survivor, but thriving in the demanding corporate world. It’s not just possible, it’s achievable. With returning veterans, an aging demographic, football injuries and epidemics like West Nile, brain injury is more common. More than […]

Preparing for West Nile 2013

Preparing for West Nile 2013 Why West Nile Isn’t Just Media Hype The mosquito is the most deadly creature in the world, killing well over 1 million people a year across the globe. And we thought the great white shark and grizzly bear were scary! Well, they are, but not near as deadly as the […]

How a Brain Injured Person Prefers to be Treated

Blog #2: How A Brain Injured Person Prefers to be Treated I may look just fine and I may seemingly perform great, but you don’t see the efforts to maintain a “sense of normalcy.” Please be gentle with me. Tip #1: Fatigue is one of our greatest obstacles If you’ll give me time to rest […]

How To Advocate for Yourself as a Patient

Whether your issue is neurological, a joint pain or a fussy big toe, you are your best advocate. You have the experiential information required. It’s not up to your doctor; it’s up to you. Take charge in the lack of diagnosis and perhaps you’ll benefit from the lessons I learned the hard way … Tip […]