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Brain Injury Survival Kit

365 Tips, Tools & Tricks to Deal with Cognitive Function Loss

Cheryle Sullivan (author)

ISBN: 9781932603736

Publication Date: Aug 2008

Format: Paperback

This practical, easy-to-use book gives brain injury survivors, their families, and their loved ones the strategies they need to boost brain function and live well. It is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that author Cheryle Sullivan, a medical doctor and brain injury survivor, has compiled from personal experience.
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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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The brain is the most important organ of the human body, and dealing with damage to it is a feat in itself. Brain Injury Survival Kit: 365 Tips, Tools, & Tricks to Deal with Cognitive Function Loss is a guide for those who are afflicted and those who are family to them. Touching on the many sorts of brain injury and the effects of each, it tackles subjects such as communication, struggling with memory, medication, and dealing with day-to-day life when it's an epic challenge to do so. Brain Injury Survival Kit is a must to have on hand when you or a family member is faced with this unfortunate injury.--Midwest Book Review

"Brain injury survivor and physician offers a distinctive perspective on neurological damage and the resulting functional impairments. Among the topics discussed are word finding, medication alarms, and compensating for impaired memory function, for example by exercising one's memory by reading regularly." -- Foreword Magazine

Pages 169
Date Published 30 Aug 2008
Publisher Demos Health
Subject/s Family & health   Neurology & clinical neurophysiology   Rehabilitation   Rehabilitation: brain & spinal injuries  
Put Your House in Order: Strive for a Healthier Lifestyle; The Game Plan; Energy; Checklists and Routines; Attention; Memory; Time Management; Organization; Communication; Transportation; Navigating the Medical Maze; Fun and Games/Brain Exercises; Safety; Resources; Index.
As a brain injury survivor and a doctor, Dr. Cheryle Sullivan offers a unique perspective on neurologic damage and the resulting functional impairments.

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