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  • Seizures After Brain Injury

    A seizure is an abrupt and uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. Seizures can affect different people in different ways, but for people with brain injury, there is an increased risk of seizures. This video will provide an introduction on how to recognize and respond to a seizure.

  • Disorder of Consciousness & Cognitive Recovery Following TBI Levels 1-10

    Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex neurological process. Severe injuries commonly result in a wide range of impaired consciousness. Consciousness refers often to a person’s awareness of self and their interactions with their environment. Mild injuries may sometimes cause brief timeframes of impaired consciousness such as confusion or disorientation. However severe injuries may have a period of time whereby they have complete unconsciousness and no awareness of themselves or the world around them. Terms such as Coma, Vegetative State, Minimal Conscious State, Emerging Consciousness and Post-Traumatic Confusion or Post Traumatic Amnesia are often used by professionals caring for your family member but can be confusing to understand.

    This video presentation is intended to demonstrate general patterns of improving consciousness and cognition following severe TBI. In this video, you may learn basic anatomy of TBI and what happens behaviorally step-step with improving consciousness. Your family member may not follow this sequence exactly and may skip steps depending on their more specific type of injury. Furthermore, as consciousness improves your family member may also have different types of impairments in their thinking abilities , referred to as Cognition. This presentation will highlight a step wise sequence of improving cognition and offer you as family members helpful suggestions on how to better assist your loved one during the rehabilitation process.

  • Disorder of Consciousness & Cognitive Recovery Following TBI Levels 7-10

    Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex neurological process. Severe injuries commonly result in a wide range of impaired consciousness. Consciousness refers often to a person’s awareness of self and their interactions with their environment. Mild injuries may sometimes cause brief timeframes of impaired consciousness such as confusion or disorientation. However severe injuries may have a period of time whereby they have complete unconsciousness and no awareness of themselves or the world around them. Terms such as Coma, Vegetative State, Minimal Conscious State, Emerging Consciousness and Post-Traumatic Confusion or Post Traumatic Amnesia are often used by professionals caring for your family member but can be confusing to understand.

    This video presentation is intended to demonstrate general patterns of improving consciousness and cognition following severe TBI. In this video, you may learn basic anatomy of TBI and what happens behaviorally step-step with improving consciousness. Your family member may not follow this sequence exactly and may skip steps depending on their more specific type of injury. Furthermore, as consciousness improves your family member may also have different types of impairments in their thinking abilities , referred to as Cognition. This presentation will highlight a step wise sequence of improving cognition and offer you as family members helpful suggestions on how to better assist your loved one during the rehabilitation process.

  • Disorder of Consciousness & Cognitive Recovery Following TBI Levels 4-6

    Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex neurological process. Severe injuries commonly result in a wide range of impaired consciousness. Consciousness refers often to a person’s awareness of self and their interactions with their environment. Mild injuries may sometimes cause brief timeframes of impaired consciousness such as confusion or disorientation. However severe injuries may have a period of time whereby they have complete unconsciousness and no awareness of themselves or the world around them. Terms such as Coma, Vegetative State, Minimal Conscious State, Emerging Consciousness and Post-Traumatic Confusion or Post Traumatic Amnesia are often used by professionals caring for your family member but can be confusing to understand.

    This video presentation is intended to demonstrate general patterns of improving consciousness and cognition following severe TBI. In this video, you may learn basic anatomy of TBI and what happens behaviorally step-step with improving consciousness. Your family member may not follow this sequence exactly and may skip steps depending on their more specific type of injury. Furthermore, as consciousness improves your family member may also have different types of impairments in their thinking abilities , referred to as Cognition. This presentation will highlight a step wise sequence of improving cognition and offer you as family members helpful suggestions on how to better assist your loved one during the rehabilitation process.

  • Disorder of Consciousness & Cognitive Recovery Following TBI Levels 1-3

    Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex neurological process. Severe injuries commonly result in a wide range of impaired consciousness. Consciousness refers often to a person’s awareness of self and their interactions with their environment. Mild injuries may sometimes cause brief timeframes of impaired consciousness such as confusion or disorientation. However severe injuries may have a period of time whereby they have complete unconsciousness and no awareness of themselves or the world around them. Terms such as Coma, Vegetative State, Minimal Conscious State, Emerging Consciousness and Post-Traumatic Confusion or Post Traumatic Amnesia are often used by professionals caring for your family member but can be confusing to understand.

    This video presentation is intended to demonstrate general patterns of improving consciousness and cognition following severe TBI. In this video, you may learn basic anatomy of TBI and what happens behaviorally step-step with improving consciousness. Your family member may not follow this sequence exactly and may skip steps depending on their more specific type of injury. Furthermore, as consciousness improves your family member may also have different types of impairments in their thinking abilities , referred to as Cognition. This presentation will highlight a step wise sequence of improving cognition and offer you as family members helpful suggestions on how to better assist your loved one during the rehabilitation process.

  • Life Expectancy after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) También disponible en español

    Information about life expectancy after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

  • Seizure Wallet Card También disponible en español

    A seizure wallet card that you can carry around with you.

  • Facts about the Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States after Severe Brain Injury También disponible en español

    Information and facts about the vegetative and minimally conscious states after a severe brain injury.

  • Seizures after Traumatic Brain Injury También disponible en español

    Information about seizures after a traumatic brain injury.

  • Returning to School after Traumatic Brain Injury También disponible en español

    Information about returning to school after a traumatic brain injury.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

    Information about traumatic brain injury and acute inpatient rehabilitation. 

  • Headaches after Traumatic Brain Injury También disponible en español

    Information about headaches after a traumatic brain injury.

  • Fatigue and Traumatic Brain Injury

    Information on fatigue and traumatic brain injury.

  • Depression after Traumatic Brain Injury

    Information on depression after a traumatic brain injury.

  • Emotional Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury También disponible en español

    Information about emotional problems after a traumatic brain injury.

  • Cognitive Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury También disponible en español

    Information about cognitive problems after a traumatic brain injury.

  • Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury También disponible en español

    Information about sleep and traumatic brain injury.

  • Driving after Traumatic Brain Injury También disponible en español

    Information on driving after a traumatic brain injury.

  • Understanding TBI Part 4: The impact of a recent TBI on family members and what they can do to help with recovery También disponible en español

    Information on the impact of a recent TBI on family members and what they can do to help with recovery.

  • Understanding TBI Part 1: What happens to the brain during injury and in the early stages of recovery from TBI? También disponible en español

    Information on what happens to the brain during injury and in the early stages of recovery from TBI.

  • Alcohol after Traumatic Brain Injury

    Information about alcohol after a traumatic brain injury.

Disclaimer: The content in this document/resource is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. No professional relationship is implied or otherwise established by reading this document. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Many of the resources references are not affiliated with Craig Hospital. Craig Hospital assumes no liability for any third party material or for any action or inaction taken as a result of any content or any suggestions made in this document and should not be relied upon without independent investigation. The information on this page is a public service provided by Craig Hospital and in no way represents a recommendation or endorsement by Craig Hospital.