Category Archives: head injury

Facing it head on: what does a traumatic brain injury feel like?

Each year across Britain some 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. The results can be life changing with 500,000 people in the UK currently suffering long term disabilities as a result. Four years ago the … Continue reading

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Living with Long-Term Brain (Head) Injury

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/living-with-long-term-brain-head-injury-4/ https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/tag/brain/ and https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/some-cognitive-effects-of-head-brain-injury/ “When a brain has been damaged, new neural pathways can be formed, learnt, strengthened and developed over time …with habit-forming, focus and practice.” “With focus, dedication, persistence and especially patience, support and love, a brain, any brain can be rewired to follow … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury Is …

    * “A LARGE PUZZLE where a number of those pieces are broken.” * “A puzzle … all the pieces are there… but in the wrong order.” (“The pieces don’t quite fit, mesh together. but only you can find … Continue reading

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“The Silent Epidemic”

“Climbing the Everest within“ Thoughts on what is sometimes termed “The Hidden Handicap” (because we look so “normal”) Really! er sorry, wrong photo… https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/the-hidden-handicap-the-silent-epidemic-2/ and https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/frank-spencer-aka-demon-king-in-king-of-the-road/ “We share what we know, so that we all may grow” Still “Don’t let … Continue reading

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Some Cognitive Effects of Head (Brain) Injury

SOME COGNITIVE EFFECTS OF HEAD INJURY: by Craig Lock “Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. The skull … Continue reading

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Aging and Fatigue following Brain Injury

The Title of a new book I’m starting today! Here’s the opening paragraph… At age 15 I was in a serious accident in Cape Town, South Africa and was in a coma, unconscious or semi-conscious for between 3 weeks and … Continue reading

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The Nurse: Living with Head (Brain) Injury

http://www.amazon.com/Nurse-Living-Injury-Dropped-Godzone-ebook/dp/B00RPWTYEE The paperback version is also available at

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