Good blogs/information sources for ABI sufferers

Reblogging for present and future reference

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Here is a running list of blogs/information sources for people that have experienced ABIs or concussions, or have experienced vestbular or balance problems.

I think these links can be beneficial to a wide-array of brain injury sufferers, not just former brain tumour patients like myself.

Discussion forums/support groups:

Acoustic Neuroma Association. Probably the best brain tumour specific online community. However, information is specific to acoustic neuromas.

https://www.anausa.org/smf/

Neurotalk TBI forum. A kind, compassionate community of ABI sufferers.

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forum92.html

Resource pages:

Good concussion and ABI resource centre

http://www.brainstreams.ca/

A good site for swallowing disorders. Please do not attempt exercises on your own.

http://swallowingdisorderfoundation.com/

Vestibular therapy and vision therapy:

(Note: If you suffer from seizures, epilepsy or certain heart conditions, do not try these exercises)

Great resource for vision therapy

http://www.eyecanlearn.com/

Try the vision games at this site

http://www.atteberryeyecenters.com/Games.html

Relaxation:

Need help with your meditation technique? See link for tutorials:

http://www.brainstreams.ca/learn/healing-brain/breath-meditation

Podcasts:

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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