After traumatic brain injury, a young man’s astounding recovery

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After traumatic brain injury, a young man’s astounding …

Studies have shown that youth is a prominent factor in neuro-plasticity, the brain’s ability to form new connections to compensate for ones that get blocked or severed, to partially repair injured pathways and even to re-purpose parts of the brain. It is clear, doctors say, that young people have greater potential for co-opting undamaged parts of the brain to take on new functions than older people do.

from https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-young-mans-astounding-recovery/2014/09/15/410ab5e8-26e6-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html

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For more stories also see https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=washington+post+%2B+brain+injury

and

https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=washington+post+%2B+head+brain+injury

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“Do not let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/from-the-depth-of-the-valleys-in-the-deserts-of-despair-there-is-hope-as-there-is-the-unquenchable-oasis-the-immense-breadth-and-depth-of-the-human-spirit-always-2/

and http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

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it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

The Silent Epidemic of Acquired Brain Injury

For many people, following injury there are obvious physical consequences, such as paralysis, weakness, fatigue, headache or problems with coordination. Many may have difficulty communicating, whether expressively or receptively, or both. For many more, it is the less outwardly visible consequences which nevertheless produce the more severe restrictions to participating in everyday life. Brain injury can affect your ability to maintain attention, to remember, to think, plan and problem solve and can hamper your insight and your ability to manage emotions. Everyday situations can be rendered almost impossible for some people with brain injury through damage to cognitive and emotional skills that the rest of us take for granted.

for the full article (excellent by Richard Staples) see http://www.headway.ie/information/silentepidemic.html

Thanks for sharing, Richard

Also see  https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/the-hidden-handicap-the-silent-epidemic-2/

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

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Still

“Don’t let what you can’t do, stop you from doing what you can do

…best”

and BE HAPPY

What Does it Feel Like to be Brain Damaged?

Human brain in x-ray view

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/what-does-it-feel-like-to-be-brain-damaged-2/

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

PPS:

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.

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“The Hidden Handicap”

Human brain in x-ray view

“The intellectual functions, cognitive effects as a result of head/brain injury may be subtle, yet they can be highly significant (in daily living).”

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from

http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/tag/the-hidden-handicap-2/

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/the-hidden-handicap-the-silent-epidemic/

and http://www.livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

PPS

“Don’t let what you can’t do. stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

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