The media was abuzz last week as the San Francisco 49ers linebacker, Chris Borland, announced retirement after his first year of play. In announcing his decision, Borland cited concerns over the long-term impact of football-related head injuries as the reason he chose to exit the game. An All-American linebacker out of Wisconsin, Borland was selected by
Our minds are like giant computers in the way that they work. But they are also like giant muscles too. The more we use them, the better they work. But how do we build up the muscle that is our brain. There are many different cognitive enhancement strategies you can use to build up brain
There are many cognitive functions at play in managing schedules, including attention, memory, time management and communication. At least at this time, in the interest of brevity, I’m only going to address energy management. Many of us who are dealing with the consequences of TBI have to daily deal with managing our energy levels. I
Incurring a Traumatic Brain Injury is life-altering, to say the least. Many of the challenges TBI survivors face are misunderstood by those who love them and know them. Today, our guest authors and survivors have shared some of their experiences with us to help other TBI survivors and their loved ones cope with their new
The leading causes of TBI are: Falls (35.2%); Motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); Struck by/against events (16.5%); and Assaults (10%).1 Falls1 Falls continued to be the leading cause of TBI (35.2%) in the United States. Falls cause half (50%) of the TBIs among children aged 0 to 14 years and 61% of all TBIs among
Protecting ourselves and our loved ones from concussion and traumatic brain injuries is at the top of our list in sports safety. There are many aspects that go along with detecting a concussion or TBI. Learn how you can be prepared to identify and treat a sports related head injury using the following tips from NCAA Registered Speaker, Darcy Keith.