Patient Education
November 26, 2022
Can TBI Get Worse Years After the Initial Head Trauma?

Traumatic brain injury or TBI refers to an injury that damages the brain, thus disrupting its normal function. It usually happens when the head violently hits an object or when it punctures the brain tissue. You may also develop this injury when you sustain a jolt, bump, or blow to the head. Traumatic brain injury […]

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October 31, 2022
Hypoglycemia With a Traumatic Brain Injury

People who have insulin-treated diabetes are at risk for severe hypoglycemia-induced brain injury. Hypoglycemia destroys neurons by depriving them of the necessary glucose to function.  Both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia can cause brain injury, but the damage it does to the brain differs. Hypoglycemia is considered more dangerous. It can cause permanent damage in a short […]

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October 16, 2022
Fun Activities for Brain Injury Patients

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) rehabilitation centers understand the importance of recreational activities in recovery. For one, it provides for fun and engagement with other patients. Recreational activities also stimulate the brain and help to restore functioning.  Patients may have some difficulties with certain activities they used to love. However, several options can be beneficial in […]

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September 26, 2022
Tic Disorder After a Head Injury: Why Does It Happen and How Can It Be Treated?

Head trauma can cause several different symptoms一from vomiting and persistent headaches to loss of consciousness or seizures. It can also cause various types of post-traumatic movement disorders that are usually harmless but can still bring psychological and emotional distress to the patient—one such example of a movement disorder after head trauma is tics. Read on […]

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September 11, 2022
Insomnia After Traumatic Brain Injury

Why Does It Happen and What Should You Do About It? A good night’s sleep is an important activity for people of all ages. It becomes even more vital for individuals recovering from an illness, a major surgery, or an injury.  According to studies, sleep plays a critical role in keeping every tissue of your […]

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August 30, 2022
The Best Foods for Brain Injury Recovery

It may be surprising to hear that what a patient with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) eats can affect their recovery. Deficiencies in certain nutrients can disrupt brain functioning, impacting a patient's ability to think clearly. As a result, it is important TBI patients get the essential vitamins and nutrients they need to fuel the […]

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July 15, 2022
Neuroplasticity: Movement is a Medicine

Not long ago, it was believed that our brains were incapable of change throughout our entire lifespan. It was thought that our brain’s structure and development were mostly permanent following infancy and childhood. Decades of research have revolutionized our comprehension of the human brain, allowing for better recovery outcomes for patients with neurological injuries.  Our […]

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June 30, 2022
Adynamia: Understanding Lack of Motivation After Brain Injury

If your loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may have noticed some changes in behavior, including a lack of motivation. This is likely due to damage to the frontal lobe of the brain.  It is important to understand that they are not intentionally being lazy but that it is a symptom […]

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June 26, 2022
Perseveration After Brain Injury: How to Stop Repetitive Thoughts and Behaviors

When your loved one has a brain injury (TBI), you may notice repetitive thoughts and behaviors. It is important to know what perseveration is to understand what your loved one is experiencing.  Perseveration is quite common after a brain injury. It is often seen in rehabilitation for brain injury.  We all experience perseveration to some […]

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May 28, 2022
5 Common Myths About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Because Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are considered to be ‘silent’ or invisible injuries, there are many myths and misunderstandings about them. These myths surround both brain injuries themselves and treatment methods. It is essential to learn the facts, so you or your loved one receives both support and proper treatment for a TBI. In this […]

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April 30, 2022
Brain Injury Rehab Florida - National Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Brain Injury Rehab Florida – The Brain Injury Association of America estimates that more than 3.6 million Americans (children and adults) have sustained a TBI (traumatic brain injury). Moreover, nearly 795,000 people have suffered an acquired brain injury (ABI) from non-traumatic causes. The data is terrifying, especially taking into account all the effects brain injuries […]

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March 25, 2022
Facts about traumatic brain injuries - National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are common and debilitating. They are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. In 2019 alone, traumatic injuries accounted for 60,000 deaths in the United States. A brain injury may affect the person for the rest of their life. Most commonly, they are caused by […]

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