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March, 2017 | The Brain Injured Blogger

Month: March 2017

Some of my favorite ASMRtists

You may be wondering what ASMR actually is, I didn’t even know it was a thing until maybe a year ago. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It’s an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation felt on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and then moves down the neck and upper …

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 …