Ways to improve our memories

I originally wrote this for the Neurotransmitter, the quarterly newsletter for the St. Petersburg Brain Injury Support Group. I wanted to take some time to discuss ways to improve our memories. One of the most important ways to help boost your brain power and, in turn, your memory is by making sure you get enough sleep each night …

Book Review: The Brain That Changes Itself

Book review – The Brain That Changes Itself written by Dr. Norman Doidge. Blog post by Barbara Casey  (Ian’s mom) When my son first acquired his brain injury, I was told that whatever state he was in at the 6-month mark was about the best we could expect for the rest of his life. You’d better believe I started …

What I enjoy reading (and you might, too!)

What I enjoy reading (and you might, too!) OK so my tastes in books might be described as… eclectic. I love a good spy novel. And I also love Janet Evanovich who is more of a “chickier” writer. Did I just invent a new word? OMG that would be so cool if I did. But I doubt it. I’m …

Five Things You Should Know About Your Friend With a Brain Injury

  Number one: don’t treat them differently simply because of their brain injury. Sure, if you were on a rugby team and your friend suddenly couldn’t play any longer, that’d be acceptable. But they’re still people with feelings and emotions. Number two: They may not be able to do everything as efficiently as they used to. This …

Are mobile games helpful in dealing with brain injuries?

How useful are mobile games in helping traumatic brain injury? When I say mobile games, I’m referring to things such as Words With Friends, Candy Crush Saga, and the like. I can’t find any data online to support either one side or the other, so I’m just going to use anecdotal evidence (namely my own experiences with them). …