“This book will enlighten brain injury survivors and affected families
About mild brain injuries like concussion and post-concussion syndrome.
Dog sitting has helped me realised how quickly we can adapt. Change may happen quickly or slowly, but we can adapt to either.
Fatigue caused by an illness or injury is known as pathological fatigue. This isn’t the same as simply being tired...Pathological fatigue is always there.
We should be using the phrase ‘sport related ABI’. This is because ‘particularly for neurodegeneration, it is not really about concussions, it is about knocks to the head.’
Even with the promise of a better feeling ahead, it can be difficult to drag yourself into an activity when in a low mood. This is where the research meetings helped me.
It is unnerving to send a story out into the world, but I’m grateful to see that is has been well received: “Incredibly vivid... this book will be of great benefit to professionals, survivors and their families alike.”
The use of music as a reabilitation tool alongside other therapies had never occurred to me. Elizabeth Nightingale, the Neurological Services lead at Chiltern Neuro and Medical services provided an introduction to this fascinating field.
“Incredibly vivid... this book will be of great benefit to professionals, survivors and their families alike.” Dr Neil Parrett. Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Neurorehabilitation)
We must continue to raise awareness of brain injury so that participants in all sports can make an informed decision about their safety.
A lack of self-awareness, or a lack of insight, is fairly common in a brain injury survivor. I’ve suffered from and have written about it in my book, but how do you spot it in yourself?