By Cheryle Sullivan

Over 1.4 million humans maintain a mind harm every year within the usa. upload to that the variety of returning veterans with a mind damage and the numbers are incredible. The mind harm Survival package: 365 guidance, instruments & tips to take care of Cognitive functionality Loss goals to provide mind damage survivors, their households, and household the concepts they should increase mind functionality and caliber of existence. The e-book is a compendium of tips, strategies, and life-task shortcuts that writer Cheryle Sullivan has compiled from her own experience.:

• Balancing a checkbook
• utilizing drugs alarms
• Compensating for impaired reminiscence function
• finding issues which were placed away
• notice finding
• focus exercises
• verbal exchange tools
• and lots more and plenty more!

From uncomplicated rules to exact recommendations for saving time and effort, this e-book is full of important info for these dealing with the certain demanding situations of a mind harm.

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That’s a sure path to failure. We have choices after a brain injury. We can chose to continue being frustrated by our inability to accomplish things because of distractions, forgetfulness, and other cognitive issues, or we can take on new strategies and tools to help us to function at the highest level we can. These new strategies, like taking on a new haircut or a new pair of glasses, in time become the “new” me, just as, throughout our lives, we have adapted and changed to fit the requirements of the world around us.

Having memory problems makes it harder to pay attention because you don’t remember to stay focused or don’t remember what you were thinking, saying, or doing. In addition to simply being able to maintain attention—whether for short or sustained periods—the brain also has other attention functions: Focused attention. The ability to pay attention to something you hear, see, or feel. It is actually like perception, being aware of stimuli around you. indd 39 6/25/08 10:55:54 AM Brai n Inj ur y Sur v ival Kit 40 Sustained attention.

A friend from my brain injury support group expressed it in a way that I like. He said that excellence is not the same thing as perfection, and that the goal should be to strive for excellence, not perfection. Perfection is a nearly impossible goal for everyone, those with a brain injury or not. A few other “truisms” that must be realigned include: — If you can’t do it right, don’t do it at all. If we treated this as fact we would never try anything, as you rarely do things right as you are learning them.

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