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NeuroRestorative’s 7-Video Series Helps Families Understand the Side Effects of Brain Injury

If you or a loved one is suffering from a brain injury, the changes a loved one experiences can seem overwhelming. In NeuroRestorative’s seven-video series titled “Effects of Brain Injury,” our team of medical professionals describes an array of brain injury side effects in an easy-to-understand way. Designed to help you, each video also provides tips for effective treatment strategies.

Brain Injury & Depression:
Why do people experience depression after brain injury? Learn about the connection between traumatic brain injury and depression in this video. Dr. Frank Lewis, Ph.D., a cognitive psychologist and NeuroRestorative’s Director of Clinical Outcomes, addresses the symptoms and causes of depression following brain injury. He provides advice to family members and treatment options to help individuals cope with depression and continue to heal from their injury.

Brain Injury & Balance:
How does brain injury affect balance? Learn about the connection between traumatic brain injury and balance from this video featuring Lisa Chapman, a NeuroRestorative Physical Therapist. Chapman will address symptoms of dizziness and lack of balance, otherwise known as disequilibrium, which individuals with brain injury commonly report. Chapman will also speak about the importance of balance for brain injury survivors and integrated treatment options that combine physical exercises with cognitive therapies to help individuals maintain balance.

Brain Injury & Left Sided Neglect:
What is left sided neglect? In this video, NeuroRestorative Occupational Therapist Katy Koloski will explain brain injury left sided neglect, an attention deficit of the left side of the body. Through proper education, treatment and training strategies, left sided neglect can improve along with steps individuals and their families can take to increase awareness and improved overall body functioning.

Effect of Brain Injury on Personality:
How does personality change after brain injury? In this video, NeuroRestorative’s Dr. Gordon Horn explains the cognitive, emotional and social components that impact personality. As a Neuropsychologist, Dr. Horn works with individuals and families to evaluate, stabilize, and optimize personality changes so individuals can continue their rehabilitative progress.

Causes of Seizures Following Brain Injury:
What are seizures? What are the symptoms of seizures? Are seizures causes by brain injury? NeuroRestorative Registered Nurse Rebecca Naughton will answer these questions in this video. As an estimated 65% of people who have had a penetrating brain injury experience seizures, Naughton will address the different types of seizures, causes and treatment options.

The Effects of Brain Injury on Speech:
What is aphasia? In this video, NeuroRestorative Speech Language Pathologist Jessica Buckley talks about aphasia, the impairment of language-comprehension or expression caused by brain damage. She will also address how individuals with this condition have difficulty communicating the words that they want to use. Buckley expresses the importance of finding a speech language pathologist who can teach techniques and strategies that help individuals with brain injury identify words and improve their communication skills.

The Effects of Brain Injury on Memory:
How does brain injury affect memory? Learn about memory impairment following brain injury in this video featuring NeuroRestorative’s Tori Harding. Following a brain injury, the deeply embedded and long-term memories usually remain intact while short-term memory may significantly be affected. Learn about the three memory system areas and strategies that can help a survivor improve their memory.