Tip of the Day for 3/17/21

Today’s Tip of the Day talks about changes in the family dynamic after brain injury We have touched on the subject on caregiving in a previous tip. Today we talk a bit more about the family as a whole. Family life often changes dramatically after brain injury. Changes may persist for months or years. Look at the quotes from family …

Tip of the Day for 3/16/21

Today’s Tip of the Day talks about 9 THINGS NOT TO SAY TO SOMEONE WITH A BRAIN INJURY Thank you to our wonderful Administrative Assistance Sigourney Walker for recommending this article. 1. You seem fine to me. The invisible signs of a brain injury — memory and concentration problems, fatigue, insomnia, chronic pain, depression, or anxiety — these are sometimes …

BONUS INFORMATION!

Listen to BIA’s Executive Director, Brian Landrum, discuss Brain Injury Awareness Month on a public radio interview during a Feel Good Friday segment. https://www.kdlg.org/post/feel-better-friday-march-12-2021-brain-injury-awareness-month

Tip of the Day for 3/15/2021

Today’s Tip of the Day deals with the dangers of slips, trips and falls Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency department. Falls account for a larger number of TBIs as well. The risk of falling, and fall-related problems, rises with age and is …

Tip of the Day for 3/12/21

Today’s Tip of the Day talks about 5 ways to cope with depression after brain injury. Talk Try to talk to your family or friends about how you’re feeling and why you may appear to be distant. If you find it difficult to speak about how you feel, try to find other ways of communicating such as writing a letter. …

Tip of the Day for 3/11/21

Today’s Tip of the Day talks about How brain injury affects relationships. The emotional, behavioral, physical and cognitive effects of brain injury can often have an impact on existing and future relationships. There are a number of ways in which this can happen and a number of different outcomes. Some relationships may strengthen, whereas others may become strained over time …

Tip of the Day for 3/10/21

Today’s Tip of the Day talks about Attention and Concentration Exercises for TBI Patients Some of these exercises will require help from another person such as a caregiver or family member: 1. Repeat Numbers and Letters Caregiver, say a list of letters or numbers in a slow, steady tone of voice and ask the person who has suffered the brain …

Tip of the Day for 3/9/21

Today’s Tip of the Day talks about the TABI mini-grant program for those with brain injury.    Did you know that you may be eligible for up to $ 2,500 a year? We have helped pay for medical bills, dental treatment, PCA services, utilities, home modification, car repairs and more. To qualify for the TABI program, a verification of diagnosis …

Tip of the Day for 3/8/21

Today’s Tip of the Day talks about misconceptions and myths about adults with brain injury. There is a great deal of misinformation about what is considered a traumatic brain injury. Myth #1. If there is no loss of consciousness, there is not a traumatic brain injury. Fact: In a mild traumatic brain injury, there may be no loss of consciousness, …