Archive for the ‘Brain Injury’ Category

How having a brain injury makes me feel

By Chrysa Niestroy Hello my name is Chrysa, I’m 22 years old. I was injured on December 9, 2009. I was involved in a motor vehicle crash.  As well as Traumatic Brain Injury I broke my femur in two in my left leg, and I fractured my […]

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Concussion in Sports

Fast Facts A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious. Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of […]

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Brain Plasticity

By M. Chris Wolf, PH.D. and Memory Loss Staff Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity, is defined as “the ability of intact brain cells to take over functions of damaged cells; plasticity diminishes with maturation. [1]” This means that if a part of the brain is damaged […]

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Have I ever been depressed?

By Lori Purdy Faitel – Brain Injury Advocate & Author “Am I Brain Damaged? Memoir of Return to Life After my Brain Injury” I recently spoke at a Brain Injury Support meeting in St. Joseph, MI.  The group consisted of people with Brain Injuries, the injuries ranged […]

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