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Emotional Distress and Symptom Management following Injury and Disease

What is this blog about? This blog discusses the underlying sources for emotional distress that is experienced by people who suffered a brain injury or disease that negatively impacts brain functioning. It provides concrete information on how to address symptom

What is Dementia?

Dementia a summary term for disease related processes that interfere with normal brain functioning. Dementia is a progressive disease that causes irreversible damage to brain cells and function- it presently is incurable. Notwithstanding, treatment is available, and therefore it is

What happens when a spouse or partner suffers a brain injury?

There are many different types of brain injury.  They include for example concussions, stroke, brain infections, and chemo-brain. Whichever way a brain injury is sustained, it is a painful experience  –  not only for the injured person but also for

How to support my Cognitive Health

There is in the meantime plenty of research evidence showing the benefits of physical exercise and activity.  In fact, the latter probably is stating the obvious given how mainstream and socially acceptable physical exercise has become in society.   The benefits

What is a concussion?

Explaining “concussion” The word concussion is derived from latin- to concuss means ‘shaking’. When used in the context of traumatic brain injury, this ‘shaking’ of the brain leads to a neurometabolic cascade (e.g. injury response at the brain cell level).

Ageism and its consequences

What is ageism and why is it a problem? Ageism is a form of stigmatization. It is a prejudice related to age due to bias of overestimating negative age-related changes. In short, we think more about the negative changes that

How can I get better after a concussion

Early care: Most concussions will resolve within days to months with no long-term functional consequences. But concussion recovery depends on many factors including factors that are external as well as internal to the person. Internal factors can include: a person’s