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  • Brain Injury and Heart Attack: How are They Related?

    Brain damage or injury is a condition wherein the brain cells are destroyed or deteriorating. Brain injury is one of the main contributors to the huge number of disabilities and deaths in the United States every year. Brain damage happens as a result of a traumatic brain injury or acquired brain injury (non-traumatic). Depending on ...
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  • Brain Injury and Inappropriate Behavior

    It is normal for patients who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to have behavior problems. The behaviors can vary greatly from person to person. Some may seem exaggerated from their normal, while others are out of character.  But the good news is that your loved one can get the help they need from ...
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  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy after Traumatic Brain Injury

    Mental health is affected when there is a brain injury. Treatments for the physical symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are critical, but so is the emotional component. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a popular treatment for these patients at the best brain injury rehabilitation centers.  CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. As ...
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  • Three Important Things to Know About Intracranial Pressure

    If a loved one has had a brain injury, you may have heard the term ‘intracranial pressure’. It is not uncommon after a brain injury or medical condition caused by increased pressure in the skull.  Intracranial pressure can start as a headache but is a condition that can be fatal. Other serious complications include stroke, seizures, ...
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  • What Is Important in a Brain Rehabilitation Center?

    We always want what is best for those we love. When there is a medical decision to make, it can be hard to make the right choice in the heat of the moment.  When a loved one suffers a brain injury, you may find yourself having to decide on where they may seek rehabilitation. Time may ...
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  • Important Things to Know About Brain Injury and the Implications for the Family Member who becomes the Caregiver

    When a loved one has a brain injury, it comes with a flood of emotions for the family member who takes on the new role of ‘caregiver’. It is normal to feel relief that the patient survived the cause of the injury. But it is also normal to simultaneously feel a sense of emotional trauma ...
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  • What To Know About Inpatient Neuro Rehabilitation

    The thought of a loved one going to inpatient neurorehabilitation may cause uncertainty. You may have several questions: How long will they be in inpatient neuro rehab?  What is involved in a post-acute rehabilitation program?  How to choose the right neurorehabilitation program?  Understanding some of these processes may help to put your mind at ease. Armed with knowledge regarding ...
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  • Why Exercise is Important in the Rehabilitation of Brain Injury Patients

    Research continues to support the importance of exercise in the rehabilitation of brain injury patients. 90% of patients can exercise after a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), but patients are sometimes hesitant to experience a worsening of symptoms. Yet, what they may not know is that, if patients do not exercise, it can lead to ...
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  • What to Know About Brain Injury Communication Difficulties

    The period after a brain injury can be a time of great uncertainty. Memory, attention, social skills, and communication can all be affected. Patients and family members are often desperate to get back to the pre-injury status quo and return to as normal of a life as possible. But communication difficulties following brain injury can provide ...
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  • Who Will Help You With Brain Injury Recovery?

    If you or a loved one recently suffered a brain injury, you may be in awe at the number of professionals involved. You may wonder who these people are and how are they going to help. If you are receiving treatment at an inpatient neuro rehab clinic, it can be unclear.  Included in the team are ...
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