When The Brain Scrambles Names, It’s Because You Love Them

When Samantha Deffler was young, her mother would often call her by her siblings’ names — even the dog’s name. “Rebecca, Jesse, Molly, Tucker, Samantha,” she says. A lot of people mix up children’s names or friends’ names, but Deffler is a cognitive scientist at Rollins College, in Winter Park, Fla., and she wanted to …

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Capitol Day 2016

Today our Director of Operations, Jenna Schrumpf, is in Lansing to meet with fellow brain injury advocates and legislative leaders. We invite you to follow along her day in our Capitol Day interactive timeline!   [prezi id=”<http://prezi.com/laabkf35ysrl/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share>”]

BIA Brain Injury Fact Sheet

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has put together the following Fact Sheet with statistics and other information to raise awareness and educate the public about brain injuries. Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), T. (2015). Brain Injury Facts & Statistics. Retrieved February 29, 2016.

Going Home with a TBI

People who have had a moderate or severe head injury may spend weeks or months in hospital before they are ready to go on to rehabilitation or to return home. Whether you go straight home from hospital, or into a neuro-rehabilitation center, depends on your needs. Before you leave hospital, you will have an assessment and be given a care …

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Brain Injury Facts

Incidence of brain injury • 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention, the leading causes of TBI are: o Falls (35.2%) o Motor vehicle-traffic crashes (17.3%) o Struck by/against events (16.5%) o Assaults (10%) • Brain injury can result in a …

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