Brain Injury Links
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- Understanding Brain Injury
What should you know about brain injury and recovery? Watch a series of incredible videos produced by the Shepherd Center. They feature some of the nation's top physicians, neuroscientists, and brain injury experts to help you understand brain injury and gives you practical advice for coping with brain Injury.
- The Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission
Georgians with traumatic brain and spinal injuries deserve lives of independence and inclusion, lives rich with vision and possibilities. Trust Fund awards assist individuals with injuries in reaching these goals.
- The Brain Fairy
An information center and a source of inspiration for those with an injured brain, and for their caregivers, families, and friends. This TBI survivor's goal is to promote awareness of brain injury, provide resources to those living with TBI, and to educate about good brain health.
- Brain Injury Association of America
Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families, and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- The Brain Injury News and Information Blog
This blog, which is authored by Michael V. Kaplen, Esq., an attorney specializing in representing people with a brain injury, provides the latest news and information on brain injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy, and other brain trauma. You can subscribe to the blog at his website.
Their mission is to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors. These injuries can be devastating, causing physical and emotional distress, as well as loss of wages.
BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with a brain injury. It includes a series of webcasts, electronic newsletters, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about brain injury. There are 24 life-changing iPhone and iPad apps for people with brain injury covered on the website (some are free, some have a fee).
- Careliving Community
National Stroke Association is pleased to announce the official launch of Careliving Community, a new online social network designed exclusively for caregivers and family members of stroke survivors. This free private space allows caregivers and loved ones of stroke survivors to connect, share advice and swap stories through a discussion forum. Careliving also offers a blog written by fellow caregivers and live chats with experts on caregiving. Careliving was developed based on a serious need among caregivers for a private online support space where individuals can find peer-level support and also learn to take better care of themselves. Caregivers can join the Careliving Community here.
CaringBridge offers free websites that support and connect family members and friends during critical illnesses, treatment, and recovery. This is an easy way to keep everyone up to date on your survivor's progress.
- CDC - Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" initiative to offer information about concussions — a type of traumatic brain injury — to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports.
- Cerebral Palsy Guidance
CerebralPalsyGuidance.com is a comprehensive informational website on Cerebral Palsy. It provides information ranging from Cerebral Palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, and covers all aspects of Cerebral Palsy. All of the information is thoroughly researched and cited.
- Children's Brain Injury Association
Started in 2010, their mission is to provide support, funding, and assist with research for the treatment of children who have a brain injury. They serve children all across the United States.
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The DVBIC serves active duty military, their dependents, and veterans with brain injury through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs. Information is available in Spanish.
- disABILITY LINK
The Center for Independent Living serving Metro Atlanta — a cross-disability, not-for-profit, grass-roots organization run by and for people with disabilities — supporting people with disabilities to be in charge of their own lives by having choices, making decisions, and taking responsibility for themselves.
- Dr. Diane Brain Health
Neuropsychologist, Board Certified Health Psychologist, Board Certified Sports Psychologist, and brain injury survivor, Dr. Diane is one of the foremost authorities in the Brain Health industry. Her website contains a wealth of information about different aspects of brain injury and is also a great resource for caregivers and survivors of brain injury.
- Family Safety & Legal Tips
This is a public service website of Montlick & Associates. Provides important safety information to help you and your family prevent all types of injuries, including head injuries.
- How to Boost Brain Power and Memory
Until just a few years ago, doctors believed that loss of brain function due to neural breakdown was assumed to be a normal, unavoidable part of aging. It turns out they were wrong. In the past few years, it has become clear that you can, in fact, make new neurons starting in your 20s and continuing well into old age. You can literally rewire the brain with new parts as the older parts wear out. How? On this web page are lots of things you can do right now to preserve, protect and enhance your gray matter.
- Lash & Associates Publishing/Training Inc.
Lash & Associates produces and sells practical and user-friendly books, manuals, tip cards, and toolkits that describe the symptoms, treatment, and recovery of individuals with brain injury. The company also develops and presents on-site, specific, in-depth programs on traumatic brain injury and concussion in children and adults.
- Medline Plus
Medline Plus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. The Medline Plus website provides authoritative information about brain injury and caregiving produced and compiled by U.S. government agencies and health-related organizations. The site also provides easy access to medical journal articles and has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.
- Mothers For TBI Hope
One of the leading organizations dedicated to providing hope, comfort, and valuable information to families experiencing a traumatic brain injury with a loved one.
- My Shepherd Connection
An educational website for patients, caregivers, and professionals that covers many aspects of brain injury and spinal cord injury. Areas of the website include: Affect and Emotion, Behavior Issues, Cognitive Issues, Family Issues, Bowel Care, Bladder Care, Support and Resources, and much more.
- The National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (NRCTBI)
The mission of the National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (NRC TBI) is to provide relevant, practical information for professionals, persons with brain injury, and family members. With more than two decades of experience investigating the special needs and problems of people with brain injury and their families, NRCTBI offers a wide variety of helpful materials for survivors and caregivers through their website and catalog.
- Raisin' Hope Foundation
When Saul Raisin awoke from his coma, he told his friends and family that if ever lived a normal life again, he would devote himself to helping others get through what he did. Thus began the Raisin Hope Foundation. His Facebook page is dedicated to helping others who, like Saul, are recovering from TBI or, like Saul's parents, are helping someone else recover.
- Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp
Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp has resources that offer a better understanding of stroke, helping survivors move forward and begin anew.
- Second Chance to Live
This is a very informative and inspirational blog site authored by Craig J. Phillips, a brain injury survivor who has risen far above expectations. A blogger and public speaker, Craig's mission is to encourage, motivate, empower, and share hope with others who have sustained brain injury.
- The Simple Dollar
The Simple Dollar's health insurance resource provides some educational material on protecting and insuring one's health when dealing with pre-existing conditions or having been denied health coverage.
- Stroke Information & Resource Guide
Recognizing and reacting to a stroke. More good information on strokes.
- Why Scotty?
Those were the words uttered in sheer disbelief by the father of a young, athletic college student after seeing his son lying helpless in a hospital bed. Why Scotty? is a true story of tragedy and continuing triumph in the life of a young man, his family and his friends — along with their abiding faith and trust in God.