Brain Injury Survival Kit

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Brain Injury Survival Kit

365 Tips, Tools & Tricks to Deal with Cognitive Function Loss

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"Over 1.4 million people sustain a brain injury each year in the United States. Add to that the number of returning veterans with a brain injury and the numbers are staggering. The Brain Injury Survival Kit: 365 Tips, Tools & Tricks to Deal with Cognitive Function Loss aims to give brain injury survivors, their families, and loved ones the strategies they need to improve brain function and quality of life. The book is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that author Cheryle Sullivan has compiled from her personal experience. Readers will learn successful approaches to:

  • Balancing a checkbook
  • Using medication alarms
  • Compensating for impaired memory function
  • Locating things that have been put away
  • Word finding
  • Concentration exercises
  • Communication tools
  • And much more!

From basic principles to unique solutions for saving time and energy, this book is packed with helpful information for those coping with the special challenges of a brain injury. "

Product Details

  • Publication Date August 20, 2008
  • Page Count 169
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603736

Editorial Review(s)

"The brain is the most important organ of the human body, and dealing with damage to it is a feat in itself. Brain Injury Survival Kit: 365 Tips, Tools, & Tricks to Deal with Cognitive Function Loss is a guide for those who are afflicted and those who are family to them. Touching on the many sorts of brain injury and the effects of each, it tackles subjects such as communication, struggling with memory, medication, and dealing with day-to-day life when it's an epic challenge to do so. Brain Injury Survival Kit is a must to have on hand when you or a family member is faced with this unfortunate injury."--Midwest Book Review

"Brain injury survivor and physician offers a distinctive perspective on neurological damage and the resulting functional impairments. Among the topics discussed are word finding, medication alarms, and compensating for impaired memory function, for example by exercising one's memory by reading regularly." -- Foreword Magazine

About The Author(s)

Dr. Cheryle Sullivan MD

As a family physician with a traumatic brain injury, Dr. Cheryle Sullivan offers a unique perspective on dealing with the functional impairments of brain injury. As a physician, small business owner, medical office manager and private pilot she developed and in her book shares many tools and strategies that helped her deal with the cognitive consequences of brain injury.

Table of Contents

Put Your House in Order: Strive for a Healthier Lifestyle
The Game Plan
Checklists and Routines
Time Management
Navigating the Medical Maze
Fun and Games/Brain Exercises

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