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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 miraculous. The mind harm Survival equipment: 365 assistance, instruments & tips to take care of Cognitive functionality Loss goals to offer mind damage survivors, their households, and family the ideas they should enhance mind functionality and caliber of lifestyles. The ebook is a compendium of counsel, thoughts, and life-task shortcuts that writer Cheryle Sullivan has compiled from her own experience.:

• Balancing a checkbook
• utilizing medicine alarms
• Compensating for impaired reminiscence function
• finding issues which have been positioned away
• note finding
• focus exercises
• verbal exchange tools
• and masses more!

From uncomplicated rules to specific suggestions for saving time and effort, this e-book is filled with useful info for these dealing with the certain demanding situations of a mind damage.

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In addition to providing the needed oxygen to the brain, taking a deep breath is relaxing, and many forms of yoga and meditation involve learning how to breathe to help with improved physical and mental function. ♦ Do yoga. Yoga helps with physical functioning by improving strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. It also helps with emotional functioning by contributing to improved relaxation, sleep, and mental functioning. Yoga can be learned and practiced individually, using books, video tapes, and CDs available for instruction, or by taking a class.

Indd 35 6/25/08 10:55:17 AM Brai n Inj ur y Sur v ival Kit 36 — If using a camper, or even a tent, set up and tear down checklists are helpful Managing Finances Payi ng Bi l l s ♦ Pay bills automatically. The best bill-paying routine for minimizing cognitive energy demands is to set up as many bills as possible to be paid automatically. This can be done with most utilities through their customer service departments. An added advantage is that you do not have to spend money on stamps. ♦ Let your bank pay the bills.

Indd 13 6/25/08 10:45:24 AM Brai n Inj ur y Sur v ival Kit 14 ♦ Find spiritual support. Research has shown that you generally have a healthier lifestyle if you include religion or spirituality. For many, prayer is a stress reliever. For those uncomfortable with prayer, meditation is an alternative. ♦ Keep a positive attitude. Our attitude has a great effect on how we deal with things, good and bad. It is one of the known factors affecting outcome after TBI. Depending on our point of view, something can be stressful or a challenge.

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