Very well written post with awesome information about ALL the symptoms we may continue to face years after injury/incident. My thanks to brokenbrilliant.wordpress.com.
The Concussion Blog post Now This is a Possible Game Changer has just posted some pretty great news about recognizing and responding to TBI/concussion. The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation has produced “comprehensive, evidence-based, set of recommendations that broach all four parts of a concussion: physical, cognitive, sleep, and social/behavioral”.
This is important. Because up till now a lot of folks have been talking about TBI solely in terms of the physical OR cognitive OR sleep OR social/behavioral issues. Rarely have I found a professional organization addressing them all in one place.
I’m also very hopeful because this information comes from a neurotrauma foundation — the kind of information source that doctors and other healthcare professionals may just take seriously, instead of blowing off patients who have a host of issues and “complaints” that make no sense to them on the surface.
I just downloaded the full pdf of the guidelines yesterday, so…
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