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Brain & Head Injuries

  • Hydrocephalus in Elderly Adults: "Water on the Brain" Similar to blood flowing through our veins, cerebrospinal fluid flows through the spinal column and brain. When everything is working, this fluid provides nutrients and removes waste. But when there’s a fluid buildup, the resulting pressure can cause a variety of severe ... Continue Reading
  • Transient Aphasia: Causes of Temporary Aphasia It’s an unnerving experience to lose your ability to communicate, but it’s not that uncommon. Aphasia can occur anytime the speech center of your brain is obstructed in some way. Permanent aphasia is the result of brain damage, while transient aphasia can be caused by any ... Continue Reading
  • Trapped In Your Own Mind: What It’s Like to Live With Aphasia Few people can truly imagine how difficult it would be to live a life unable to communicate with their loved ones. Unfortunately, there are some people who do not have to imagine. For the countless individuals living with aphasia, struggling to communicate even the simplest ... Continue Reading
  • What’s Normal During Stroke Recovery? A stroke is a serious medical condition which can occur with little warning. Since it impacts in a vital organ, the brain, it’s no surprise that immediate medical attention is needed to prevent loss of life. After the initial medical event has been stabilized, a new process ... Continue Reading
  • How to Cope: Helping an Elderly Parent After a Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, may not be your first concern when caring for the older loved one in your life. Instead, heart disease, diabetes, and dementia are most likely what come to mind. Unfortunately, as one ages, the chances of TBI increase, so it is important to ... Continue Reading
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