Category: Brain injury

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 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

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).

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