Survivor Series blog

Providers Offer Innovations in mTBI Care

May 2019 Treatment Panel Emphasizes Brain’s Ability to Heal The Brain Injury Hope Foundation does not endorse any healthcare providers. The goal with the Treatment Panel is to provide information to TBI survivors and their families and caregivers so they can research methods best suited for their recovery. Do you feel as if you are […]

Navigating the Benefits System after a Brain Injury

PERA, ERISA, SGA, SSDI vs. SSI, LTD vs. STD! It’s an alphabet soup when it comes to applying for benefits after an injury, and it’s especially puzzling negotiating the system when a head injury is involved. The Brain Injury Hope Foundation presented a panel of professionals who work with the “system” to help guide traumatic […]

TBI Survivors Overcome Obstacles to Create a Better Life

Striving to instill hope into the lives of survivors of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), acquired brain injuries (ABI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is one of the main goals of the Brain Injury Hope Foundation’s grant-funded monthly Survivor Series. The March 8, 2019, luncheon, featuring a panel of survivors, turned into a powerful, raw […]

Intimate and Sexual Relationships after Traumatic Brain Injury

Demystifying Relationships, Communication, and Intimacy after a Brain Injury with Dr. Ricardo Esparza and Dr. Mary Ann Keatley Relationships with our spouses or significant others are often described as intimate. However, these connections can also refer to interactions with your parents, siblings, caregivers, friends, and coworkers. Intimate relationships differ from acquaintances in that they are […]

Finding Employment After a TBI

Our jobs are a part of our identity. When we meet someone new the first questions often are: What do you do? And where do you work? After a head injury, staying on your job or gaining substantial employment can be difficult. Unemployment or under-employment not only affects our bank accounts it affects our well-being. […]

Brain Injury Treatment Panel #2 Blog, by Eliza Marie Somers

At the Brain Injury Hope Foundation our intention of the Survivor Series is to introduce TBI survivors and their families to different approaches to healing and adapting to life after at TBI. We do not endorse any of the methods or the healthcare providers that participate in our panels. We encourage you to make your […]

Feed Your Brain To Boost Recovery

Are you craving sugar after your TBI? Is your sense of smell and taste off since the accident? Has your appetite diminished? Are you battling fatigue and mood swings? Well, these are just a few of the changes you may experience after a mild traumatic brain injury. However, eating a balanced diet and taking the […]

Beyond Surviving: Fatigue and Energy Management

We have all hit the wall at some point in our lives where we just can’t keep going. It’s like walking into a plate glass door – it stops you cold. Survivors of traumatic brain injuries experience these moments more frequently, even making it hard for some folks to get out of bed. And there […]

Alternative Therapies: A Different Approach to Healing TBI

Navigating the healthcare system is a tough road to travel, add in a head injury and the road becomes filled with potholes and obstacles. Head injuries are called invisible injuries for a reason, as many people, including doctors, do not recognize the symptoms and often dismiss concussions as a bump on the head after brain […]

When and How to Disclose Your TBI

Survivor Series #3—Disclosure with Nancy Freeman, Facilitator Disclosure. It’s a touchy subject especially when you have an “invisible injury,” such as a Traumatic Brain Injury. Yes, it can be easier to disclose your injury to friends and family as opposed to an employer or co-workers, but disclosure can work to your benefit in a work […]

Keys to Re-empowerment after a Brain Injury

Keys to Re-empowerment after a Brain Injury Our bodies want to naturally heal and operate at optimal condition. Take that little cut on your finger, for example. You don’t have to do much except keep it clean and covered, and voila! Your body mends itself to create a new barrier between you and the outside […]

Successful Survivor Panel: Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Being part of a community may be just what the doctor ordered. More and more medical research is revealing the health benefits of social connection, which has been proven to have the same benefits as exercising and quitting smoking. Having a sense of belonging is also being touted as aiding in the recovery of physical […]