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A Helpful List of Smart Phone Apps for Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Accident survivors with brain injuries or their family members may note that a large portion of rehabilitation focuses on relearning skills and learning adaptive techniques for daily life. Some smart phone apps can aid in this process by helping accident survivors organize daily tasks and communicate with others. The organization BrainLine recently compiled a useful list of smart phone apps for individuals with brain injuries. The Cozi Family Organizer: Family plays an essential part in helping individuals recover from brain injuries. The Cozi Family Organizer app allows family members to put together a shared calendar, shopping lists and to do lists. Activities for those with brain injuries can become a family effort, which is sometimes very much needed. EverNote: Apps that record, take photos, hold notes and create to-do lists can help individuals with brain injuries stay organized. The EverNote app has these features, as do the apps Flashcards Deluxe…
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The Hidden Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries

When we think of catastrophic injuries, it is common to conjure up images of wheelchairs, crutches, casts and bandages. However, some injuries have effects that are invisible to the naked eye and consequences for victims that deserve our consideration. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have consequences that extend beyond physical symptoms. Accident survivors with TBIs can have behavioral, emotional and cognitive symptoms. TBIs can cause aphasia, a condition where the person has difficulty speaking or understanding language. Americans may associate aphasia with former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who suffered from the condition after a tragic shooting. Accident survivors with TBIs can also have problems with memory or organizing tasks. Living with a TBI is not like having a broken arm, where everyone can see the injury. Take for example, the case of a Miss America contestant who recently spoke to the Huffington Post about living with a TBI. When the young woman…
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