Brain Injury Survival Kit: 365 Tips, Tools & Tricks to Deal with Cognitive Function Loss

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Demos Medical Publishing, Aug 20, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 169 pages
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"Over 1.4 million people sustain a brain injury each year in the United States. Add to that the number of returning veterans with a brain injury and the numbers are staggering. The Brain Injury Survival Kit: 365 Tips, Tools & Tricks to Deal with Cognitive Function Loss aims to give brain injury survivors, their families, and loved ones the strategies they need to improve brain function and quality of life. The book is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that author Cheryle Sullivan has compiled from her personal experience. Readers will learn successful approaches to:

  • Balancing a checkbook
  • Using medication alarms
  • Compensating for impaired memory function
  • Locating things that have been put away
  • Word finding
  • Concentration exercises
  • Communication tools
  • And much more!

From basic principles to unique solutions for saving time and energy, this book is packed with helpful information for those coping with the special challenges of a brain injury. "
 

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Contents

Strive for a Healthier Lifestyle
1
Chapter 2 The Game Plan
15
Chapter 3 Energy
23
Chapter 4 Checklists and Routines
31
Chapter 5 Attention
39
Chapter 6 Memory
45
Chapter 7 Time Management
63
Chapter 8 Organization
71
Chapter 9 Communication
97
Chapter 10 Transportation
109
Chapter 11 Navigating the Medical Maze
117
Chapter 12 Resources
123
Index
159
My Story
167
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As a brain injury survivor and a doctor, Dr. Cheryle Sullivan offers a unique perspective on neurologic damage and the resulting functional impairments. Dr. Sullivan speaks widely to a variety of audiences on brain injury, and has presented multiple workshops for The Brain Injury Association of Colorado and published articles in print and on the web on living with a brain injury.

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