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  • Title: The Brain Injury Association of Ohio
    Descriptive info: .. Quick Links.. For brain injury assistance.. please contact:.. Karen Johnson, MA, LCDCIII.. Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC).. Traumatic Brain Injury Program Specialist.. Voice: 614-781-8740.. T.. oll-free.. 800.. 282.. 4536.. karen.. johnson@rsc.. ohio.. gov.. Contact.. Brain Injury Association of Ohio.. 855 Grandview Ave.. , Suite 225.. Columbus, OH 43215.. (800) 444-6443 (Toll-free in Ohio).. (614) 481-7100 (Local).. (614) 481-7103 (Fax).. BIAOH's charity code: 16020.. (Please consult your resource guide for the most up-to-date information as charity code numbers may change frequently).. Click here.. for more information.. Concussion and Youth Sports Bill,.. HB 143.. ,.. Passes.. Long-time BIAOH member, Sam Nesser, signs House Bill 143 into law with Governor John Kasich.. Attention Members:.. Voting ballots for BIAOH Board of Trustees positions have been mailed.. Candidates.. personal statements.. , a copy of the new.. proposed bylaws.. , and a.. summary of the proposed bylaw changes.. are available for further information.. Concussions in Youth Sports.. What's the problem?.. Between 1.. 6-3.. 8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur in the United States each year, a rate categorized as epdicemic by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).. For young people aged 15 to 24, sports are the.. second leading cause of traumatic brain injury.. behind only motor vehicle crashes.. Concussions.. are.. traumatic brain injuries, and can  ...   bill to committee.. Create awareness of concussion effects, prevalence, and safety in all youth sports and activities.. Read and distribute the the OATA's.. Fact Sheet.. that covers concussion statistics, guidelines, and an overview of HB 143.. Also check out the.. CDC's Heads-Up Concussion Guide.. on the dangers and frequency of concussions among young athletes.. Watch.. the CDC's Heads-Up concussion video about a young woman whose life changed after having a concussion.. Speak Another Language?.. If you speak a language other than English,.. c.. lick here for translations.. or use this quick translator:.. The Brain Injury Association of Ohio meets the Better Business Bureau's Standards for Charitable Accountability.. Who is BIAOH.. •.. About Brain Injury.. Prevention Programs.. Resources.. Public Policy.. Links.. News and Events.. How You Can Help.. Privacy Policy.. Search.. d.. This website was designed and developed with support from Operation MAPS: Maximizing Access to Programs Supports for Ohioans with Brain Injury and their Families, a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Demonstration Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission.. Additional and continuation funding was provided through an Information Resource Identification grant, also awarded to the Brain Injury Association of Ohio from the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission's Brain Injury Program..

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  • Title: The Brain Injury Association of Ohio
    Descriptive info: The Brain Injury Association of Ohio.. BIAOH.. (800)444-6443.. (614)481-7100.. OR.. email us with a question at:.. help@biaoh.. org.. BIAOH is a statewide advocacy and education organization incorporated in 1982 to improve services and supports to Ohioans with brain injury and their families, and to promote prevention.. In 1985, the IRS granted 501 (c) (3) status to BIAOH, affirming our tax exempt, not-for-profit status.. BIAOH is comprised of survivors, family members, friends and professionals working together to promote better understanding, rehabilitation opportunities and lifelong community supports to assist an individual in living as fully and independently as possible.. Funding comes from membership fees, conferences, private donations, fundraising projects, grants and contracts.. Grants account for over ninety percent (90%) of BIAOH's annual budget.. The majority of these funds are administered through  ...   Inc.. , based in Alexandria, Va.. Current Programs.. Legislative Education Information - BIAOH currently offers a training program to approximately 30 individuals with disabilities and their families in central Ohio to identify public policy issues affecting their lives and to gain self advocacy skills and experience.. (Funding provided through Arc Ohio through a grant from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.. ).. Support Groups.. - linkage to 50 volunteer-administered groups and/or contact people around the state, along with technical assistance to group leaders.. Volunteer support group contacts for individuals with brain injury and their families are located in: Akron, Batavia, Berea, Cadiz, Canton, Chillicothe, Cincinnati, Clermont County, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton area, Dennison, Dover, Euclid, Green Springs,Lima, Medina, Millersburg, Newark, Parma, Pataskala, Sylvania, Toledo, Troy, Warren, Warrensville Heights, Warsaw, and Zanesville..

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  • Title: About the Brain Injury Association of Ohio
    Descriptive info: Traumatic Brain Injury.. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States.. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability.. Recent data shows that, on average, approximately 1.. 7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually.. A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function  ...   severity of a TBI may range from mild, i.. e.. , a brief change in mental status or consciousness to severe, i.. , an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury.. The majority of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild TBI.. CDC s research and programs work to prevent TBI and help people better recognize, respond, and recover if a TBI occurs.. Number of visitors since 5/9/2003:..

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  • Title: Comprehensive
    Descriptive info: Resources:.. H.. ome.. Welcome to the BIAOH Resources Homepage.. Use the sidebar to the left to find resources relating directly to the 5 quality of life areas:.. -Health.. -Finance.. -Shelter.. -Productivity.. -Relationships.. Or choose from the lower buttons that relate to your needs:.. -Comprehensive TBI Resources.. -Community Resources.. -Veteran Resources.. -BIAOH Resources..

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  • Title: The Brain Injury Association of Ohio
    Descriptive info: There are many legislative issues which directly effect our constituents.. Check here often to read more about these important issues.. In Ohio.. 3/15/11 Governor John Kasich released his budget blueprint, revealing major overhauls in how Ohio administers Medicaid funded programs.. As a follow up the release of the Governor s.. Blue Book.. , OBM Director Tim Keen testified on Wednesday, March 16.. th.. , providing the House Finance and Appropriations Committee with an aerial view of revenues and spending forecasts.. On Thursday, March 17, 2011, a panel of health and human service cabinet officials, led by Greg Moody, provided the committee with.. more information.. on how the budget intends to make changes to Medicaid funded programs.. 3/16/11 The House Criminal Justice Committee heard proponent testimony on.. House Bill 24.. (Combs - SORN).. The bill would provide notice to long-term care facilities when a tier III sex offender (highest level of sex crime) intends to reside in or near the facility.. An amendment was offered to allow a nursing facility to check sex-offender status before accepting a patient and to refuse sexual offenders admittance, but was tabled until more testimony on the issue could be heard.. 3/16/11 The House Health and Aging Committee voted in favor of House Concurrent Resolution 8 (Stinziano Brain Injury Awareness).. The concurrent resolution declares March 2011 as Brain Injury Awareness Month.. Stephanie Ramsey, Board President of the Brain Injury Association of Ohio testified in favor of the resolution.. 3/16/11 The Senate State Local Government Veterans Affairs Committee scheduled SPONSOR Testimony on.. Senate Bill 48.. (Kearney Access Symbol).. The bill would replace the term, handicap with accessible or the international symbol of access on parking signs.. At the request of Senator Kearney, the bill was not heard.. 3/16/11 The House Education Committee heard proponent testimony on.. House Bill 136.. (Huffman School Vouchers, etc.. The bill would make changes to Ohio s school voucher program and also create the Special Education Scholarship.. The Ohio DD Council has been an interested party on this legislation.. Individuals testifying in favor of the Special Education Scholarship included Doug Krinsky, Robert Ryan, Pat Griffin, Kelly Brandiwheat.. In Washington:.. 3/17/11 The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on the Community Living  ...   Commerce; Committee on Ways and Means).. 1208 (Van Hollen) - A bill to amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to permit a prevailing party in an action or proceeding brought to enforce the Act to be awarded expert witness fees and certain other expenses (Committee on Education and the Workforce).. In Ohio:.. The House Finance Committee will be holding a hearing on the state operating budget related to the Education portion of the budget on.. Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.. m.. in Room 313.. of the Statehouse.. Scheduled to testify are: Robert Sommers, director of the Governor s Office of 21.. st.. Century Education; Barbara Mattei-Smith, assistant director at the Department of Education; Kelly Weir, director of the Office of Budget and Planning at the Department of Education; and Chancellor Jim Petro.. The House State Government Elections Committee appears to be fast-tracking new legislation to require a photo ID in order to vote (.. House Bill 159.. ).. The bill stipulates an Ohio Driver s License or ID Card, U.. S.. Government Issued Passport or Military ID are acceptable forms of ID.. The bill is scheduled for ALL Testimony and a POSSIBLE VOTE on.. Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1:30 p.. in Room 116.. Looking Ahead:.. 4/13/11 The 7.. Annual Autism Rally will take place at the Ohio Statehouse at 11:00 a.. Speakers will include students with success stories, as well as updates on insurance coverage, Waivers, Educational school options - such as the Autism Scholarship, and other areas of concern.. All welcome!.. 4/14/11 DD Network Legislative Advocacy Day! Speak to legislators about why services and supports are important to the lives of people with disabilities, and thank them for their support in the past.. Funds are available for transportation to the event through the generosity of the Ohio Olmsted Task Force and Ohio Legal Rights Service.. Participants MUST register by no later than Friday, April 1, 2011 at.. http://nisonger.. osu.. edu/legislativeregistration.. Featured speakers include state Representative Ted Celeste, state Senator Peggy Lehner and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Director John Martin.. Write, call or email your Senators and Representatives! Let them know how to represent YOUR interests in the current legislation.. They WANT to hear from the people they represent..

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  • Title: The Brain Injury Association of Ohio
    Descriptive info: Brain Injury Association of Ohio: Support Group Listing.. COUNTY.. MEETING SCHEDULE.. CONTACT LOCATION.. Allen County.. When:.. Third Wednesday of every other month.. Time: 6:00pm.. Location:.. St.. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center.. (Garden Conference Room).. Contact:.. Kacey McKanna.. (419)226-9019.. “Stroke Club”.. Every third Tuesday of the month.. Rita’s Medical Center – meeting rooms next to café.. Shar Dunlap at.. 419-226-9522.. “Beyond Brain Injury: Parent-to-Parent of TBI Outreach Group”.. First Wednesday of the month (quarterly).. Time:.. 6:00pm.. Lima Memorial Hospital ER conference Room.. Jennie Horner at.. 419-222-5120, Ext.. 17.. (call ahead).. Auglaize County.. Brain Injury / Stroke Support Group.. 10:00am.. Joint Township Hospital.. Linda Dicke at.. 419-394-3335.. Belmont County.. E.. A.. Peer Support Group.. Contact S.. for date time.. Location:.. Bridgeport Manor.. Gould Park,.. Bridgeport.. Contact:.. Ruthanne Donalson.. 1-888-213-4452, ext.. 215.. Clermont Co.. 1st Thursday of month, 1:00pm-4:00pm.. Social gathering, 3rd Thursday, 6:OOpm.. For:.. Support group related to head injury conditions.. Clermont Mercy Hospital.. 3000 Hospital Drive.. Batavia, Ohio 45103.. Cherry Thompson.. 513-474-5591.. Coshocton.. County.. Echoing Hills Brain Injury Support Group.. 2.. nd.. Tuesday.. 1:30 – 3:00 pm.. Community Room @ The Society for Equal Access Independent Living Center.. Frances Gundrum.. 219.. 1458 5th Street Northwest, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.. Caregivers Support Group.. [Area Agency on Aging, Region 9].. 1.. Wednesday at 5:00 p.. Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.. Morrison Room 1341.. Clark St.. , Cambridge.. Pat Lake, RN.. 1-800-932-7277 Ext.. 4901, AAA9.. Cuyahoga.. Hanson House TBI Clubhouse.. 173 Front Street.. Berea, OH 44017.. (Multiple Locations).. Hanson House Website.. 440-234-9900.. Metro Health.. STAR Group (Support Trauma and Recovery).. Thursday of the month, 12-1 pm.. Website.. 2500 Metrohealth Drive.. Floor, Glassblock Room.. Cleveland, OH.. Cheryl Crahen.. 216-778-2388.. gersonresourcecenter@metrohealth.. Brain Tumor Support Group.. (Open to all brain tumor patients, family members and friends.. Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Center (Building R), conference room R3-027 on the 3rd floor.. Kathy Lupica, MSN, CNP.. 223.. 2273, ext.. 56910.. Metro Health.. Stroke Group.. Meets last Friday of the Month, 11am-12:30.. Nancy Ryan O’Maille.. 216-692-7476.. Stroke and Brain Injury Education Support Group and Caregiver Support Group.. Tuesday of the Month, 7-9 pm.. Euclid Hospital.. 18901 Lake Shore Blvd.. Euclid, Ohio 44119.. 216-531-9000.. Brain Injury Support Group.. Last Sunday of the Month, 5-7pm.. Christ Church.. 23080 Royalton Rd.. Columbia Station 44028.. Mary Beth Ballenger.. Pastor Don Berdell.. (440)236-8282 ext.. 204.. The Cleveland Stroke Club.. Wed.. of the Month.. Kindred Hospital.. 11900 Fairhill Rd.. Cleveland, OH44120.. 3.. rd.. Disciples Christian Church.. 3663 Mayfield Road.. Cleveland Heights, OH.. (Free parking behind church).. For more information, contact:.. Dottie Norton at 440-338-1136.. Franklin County.. For more Franklin Co.. information.. Grandview Heights Library.. View 2012 Time, Dates, Location Here.. BIAOH State Office.. 614-481-7100 or.. OSU Stroke Support Group - Worthington.. Every Friday, Noon – 1.. Worthington Senior Center.. (Griswold Center).. 777 High Street.. Worthington, OH 43085.. Contact: Dr.. Wanda McEntyre – 614-293-3830.. Support Group for.. Spouses of Persons with TBI.. Every 3.. Monday, 4:00pm-5:30pm.. OSU Dodd Hall.. 480 W.. 9.. Ave.. , Rm #2156 Columbus, Oh..  ...   the month.. Time: 6:30pm.. Mary Rutan Hospital – cafeteria conference room.. Jennie Horner.. :.. Lucas County.. For: Individuals with brain injury and family members.. University of Toledo Medical Center Outpatient Rehabilitation.. Dowling Hall.. Jeff McAnall, Program Mgr.. 419-393-4309.. Christine Veronie.. BIAOH CSN Coordinator.. 419-380-5110.. cveronie@biaoh.. “Brain Guys - Weekly.. Lynne Chapman, MS, OTR/L, CCDC III.. Occupational Therapist Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.. University of Toledo Medical Center.. Outpatient Rehabilitation-Dowling Hall.. 419-383-3050.. Stroke Support Group.. American Heart Association/Stroke Association.. 2nd Thursday of the Month at 5pm.. The Ability Center.. Tammi Williams.. 419-740-6180.. tami.. williams@hansonin.. com.. Montgomery County.. When:.. Third Thursday of the Month.. Time:.. 2:00-3:30pm.. *Must call and confirm dates and times before coming*.. Access Center.. 901 S Ludlow St.. Dayton OH 45402-2614.. Donna Artis.. (937) 341-5202 Ext.. 13.. Jill Baker, BIAOH (937) 528-6509 jbaker@biaoh.. Troy/Miami County Support Group Meeting (Stroke and Brain Injury).. : Meets every first Monday of month.. 7:00-8:30.. Upper Valley Medical Center.. Conference Rooms A B, Troy, OH.. Shirley Whitmer.. : 937-339-0356.. s.. whitmer1@juno.. Muskingum County.. Zanesville Brain Injury Support Group.. Monday at 6:00 p.. Facilitator:.. Brenda Verhey.. Rehab Social Services,.. Psychology Counselor.. Genesis Health Care System.. Adair Ave.. Campus.. Good Samaritan Hospital.. Rooms 1 2, Zanesville.. Phyllis Bishop at 740-454-4324.. or 1-800-225-7957.. Noble County.. 6:30 – 8:00 p.. Noble County Health Dept.. in Conference Room.. 44069 Marietta Rd.. , Caldwell, OH.. *Conference Room.. is downstairs.. Use outside entrance, rear of building.. *.. Jenny Rucker.. Area 12 Office.. 740-732-4958.. jrucker91@yahoo.. Summit County.. Stepping Stones:.. A Stroke Support Group.. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.. Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute.. Located in Gymnasium.. For information, please call.. (330) 436-0966.. Edwin Shaw Hospital.. Caregiver Support Group.. Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00.. PM.. Meets in the Group Room, 2.. Floor.. (330) 436-0955.. Spinal Cord Injury Support Group.. Meets 2.. Monday of each Month at 7pm.. Meets in the Gymnasium.. For more information, please call.. 330-436-0966.. “Heads Up! No Boundaries.. ”.. Every Friday.. 1 - 3 p.. Where.. Skeen Room, 2.. For:.. Patients who have suffered a brain injury and their families.. Directions to.. Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute.. Akron, OH.. 330-673-8347.. Community Clubhouse.. Check website.. for dates.. 2799 Copley Rd.. Akron, OH 44321.. 330-724-4000.. Return to Recreation: A Community Rec Program.. Offers a comination of sports, craft classes, community outings, social events, and general recreation activitie (bowling, golf, tennis, ceramics, watercolors, Fit Club, etc.. Meets various times a month.. For more information, contact.. Erin Heinlein at 330-436-6904.. Stark County.. Stark County Brain Injury Support Group.. -Call to confirm-.. Meets 2nd thurs.. of the month.. Location.. Canton Baptist Temple.. http://www.. cantonbaptist.. org/index2.. html.. 515 Whipple Ave.. NW.. Canton, OH 44708.. Enter in the rear building Door G.. Call Lyla Keppler to confirm at 330-455-7969.. Tuscarawas County.. Caregiver Support Group.. Monday from 12:00 – 1:30 p.. Tuscarawas Senior Center.. 425 Prospect St.. , Dover.. -.. Offices.. 1458 Fifth St.. New Philadelphia, OH.. Tracy Goddard.. 330-343-9292 ext.. #224..

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  • Title: BIAOH Partners
    Descriptive info: BIAOH Partners..

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  • Title: Become A Member
    Descriptive info: Caregivers:.. Home.. Mission:.. The Ohio TBI Family Caregivers Alliance seeks to assist family members and other caregivers of those living with traumatic brain injury.. By educating prospective caregivers,.. providing informational materials concerning caregiving strategies, and offering support to caregiving individuals, the Alliance aims to improve the lives of those who frequently put the wellbeing of patients and loved ones before their own.. This site is designed as a starting point to access a variety of online, organizational, and BIAOH resources that help improve both the quality of care offered by caregivers, and the often overlooked quality of those caregivers' lives.. Use the Caregiving Guide below (provided by the Brain Injury Association of America) for a general overview on caregiving topics, or use the Resources, Library, Community, and Facts Sheets buttons at right to access more specific information.. Family Caregivers.. Brain injury affects the whole family.. Immediate Aftermath.. Later in the Hospital.. Managing at Home.. Managing Stress.. Long Term Issues.. Useful Resources and Information.. When someone suffers a brain injury, the entire family is affected.. Studies show that caregivers of people who have suffered a brain injury may experience feelings of burden, distress, anxiety, anger and depression.. If you are caring for a partner, spouse, child, relative or close friend with TBI, it is important to recognize how stressful this situation can be.. Information about brain injury and support can make a great difference.. Information for Families.. (From the booklet.. Challenges Changes Choices.. copyright Brain Injury Association of America authored by Carolyn Rocchio.. The Immediate Aftermath.. The early hours, days and weeks after injury can be very confusing.. You are immersed in the world of the intensive care unit (ICU) with its unfamiliar lifesaving equipment and techniques as well as different medical professionals.. A good day of progress may be followed by a down day.. Setbacks are common and do not necessarily imply a permanent reversal.. You may find it emotionally devastating when visitation restrictions do not allow your constant bedside vigil.. But limiting visitation permits the staff to carry out many necessary procedures.. As patients stabilize, they are normally transferred to a patient room within the general hospital population where visitation rules are more lenient.. Family members gathered in a waiting room or the patient’s room can put their time to good use by deciding amongst themselves who is most accessible for daily updates from the medical and nursing staff.. Start a notebook for this information, collect business cards from the physicians treating your family member, and record questions.. This information can then be passed along to other family members and friends.. During these first days, ask family and friends to help with chores you are unable to leave the hospital to do:.. • Banking.. • Laundry.. • Preparing meals.. • Mowing the lawn.. • Driving the carpool.. • Taking care of small children.. • Taking care of pets.. The person with the injury may need help for some time to come—and so may you—so look after yourself.. Brain injury rehabilitation is a marathon and not a sprint.. Get enough sleep.. Eat properly.. Renew yourself in whatever way is meaningful to you.. You will need your health and emotional well-being as your family member with the injury moves out of the critical phase and you become more involved in his or her rehabilitation.. Family and friends will want updates on how the person is doing.. These inquiries can become overwhelming at times to deal with.. Later.. Days in the Hospital.. Once the individual is medically stable, the focus of treatment may shift to more rehabilitative efforts.. Most medical problems will occur less frequently, but some may still appear.. Some individuals become agitated during this time.. This can be very frightening for family members, but in fact agitation in this early period is a positive sign that the brain is beginning to recover.. Similarly, do not be discouraged if physical recovery seems to be proceeding more rapidly than intellectual recovery.. It’s hard to be patient, but it may be some time yet before cognition can even be evaluated.. An individual with a brain injury may not be fully aware of the impact of his or her injuries until he or she resumes old routines (personal care, for example).. It can be very upsetting for the person when these realizations set in, and behavioral problems can surface.. Although this increased insight is a sign of recovery, the family may need to provide greater support and be more vigilant to ensure safety and ease the person through this period.. For example, a person with a brain injury may have lost the ability to organize and initiate activities.. Carefully organizing your home can help such a person by decreasing frustration and providing choices and motivation.. Discharge Options.. With length of stay in rehabilitation units becoming shorter, increased pressure is placed on family members to take on caregiver roles in some fashion.. The sooner you begin discharge planning the more options you can investigate.. Be proactive – meet with the discharge planner early on in the process.. Ask about discharge options.. Ask about potential programs the family can investigate.. Use the Brain Injury Association’s.. Guide to Selecting Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services.. Contact the.. Brain Injury Association.. in their state to learn about the brain injury programs and resources available in their state.. Managing the Home.. (from the Family News and Views Article.. Impaired Cognition and Behavior.. Brain injury has a very unpredictable course of recovery.. Many factors contribute to the ultimate outcome, such as, pre-morbid personality and goal direction of the individual, the length of coma, areas of the brain or brain stem damaged, family support, age at which the injury occurs, emergency medical services (admission to a trauma center vs.. nearest hospital), and of course, funding to provide specialized rehabilitation services.. No family is ever prepared to comprehend the full magnitude of the life changes the injury creates.. Most manage from day to day, learning on the go and drawing on reserves to get them through what they hope will be a short term situation with a satisfactory conclusion.. Everyone rejoices with the first signs of awakening, thrills at the first attempts to communicate or walk, and feels very confident that rehabilitation can restore functional abilities.. However, the physical recovery may be very misleading in some cases and families may not be adequately prepared for the cognitive and  ...   a reason to get up in the morning and something satisfying to look forward to.. Many families complain that the individual never wants to do anything.. However, the problem may be inability to initiate and plan, so the family should help with planning activities.. Deciding on the plan is the first step but reminders, written and verbal, keep the plan in motion.. Equally important is the follow-up which may require cueing to help the person remember the event.. Don't make the mistake of asking, What did you do last night? Instead ask, Did you enjoy the concert last night, tell me about it? By cueing you are helping the person retrieve the information from long term storage and integrate it into the conversation.. 4.. If social problems such as drugs/alcohol were a problem before the injury, they are likely to be a problem afterward.. As long as your family member is dependent on the family then the family is in the best position to prevent this from happening.. A hard line approach now may make life easier later.. It is important to be aware that use of medication, i.. , anti-seizure medication, can be a dangerous combination with the use of other non-prescription substances.. 5.. External cueing is very helpful.. If the individual is constantly faced with situations in which he has no recall and those around him constantly remind him of his lack of memory, it may eventually cause an erosion of self-esteem.. Create some strategies for compensating for this problem by developing lists, post-it notes, or cue cards or any other strategies that help the person feel more independent and less likely to make mistakes and be nagged or scolded.. 6.. Structure, structure, structure and consistency! The importance of a structured environment cannot be over emphasized.. There's nothing more frustrating and frightening than being an adult and not knowing what you're supposed to be doing.. Structuring helps offset some problems by giving the individual a consistent and dependable way of life.. 7.. Always check with your physician when behavioral changes occur.. Seizures can develop after brain injury and it is not uncommon that they occur some months or years after the injury.. They are frequently called silent seizures because they do not involve convulsions; however, they often create changes in behavior.. Monitor your family member's behavior and note any changes, e.. g.. , random and restless pacing, staring into space, complaints of foul odors or taste changes, and/or hallucinations.. These symptoms can indicate seizure activity and warrant testing to determine if there is abnormal electrical activity in the brain which is commonly controlled with the use of anti-seizure medications.. It is not easy but individuals with brain injury can be helped to control behavior and lead socially fulfilling lives.. When behavioral problems become unmanageable, families are encouraged to seek outside help, ideally through contact with professionals and rehabilitation facilities familiar with brain injury.. Lacking that option, community mental health facilities are alternatives.. The family will need to work closely with the professional staff at mental health facilities to ensure that the problems are addressed appropriately.. Also contact your state's.. office for further information about cognitive and behavioral problems after brain injury.. Friends and family may offer to help, but it may seem like more work to figure out what people can do to help, and how to keep track of who is doing what.. There are resources such as.. Share the Care.. that can allow you to organize chores, tasks so that everyone is on the same page.. While the focus of the family often centers on the person with a brain injury, other family members are affected as well.. Two articles previously published by the Brain Injury Association look at the effect of a brain injury on the family as a whole.. Family News and Views: Brothers and Sisters.. Family News and Views: Brain Injury is a Family Affair.. Longer Term Issues.. Once the person is home, there will still be many unanswered questions: Will the person be able to return to work or school and when? How will the family regain some sense of normalcy ? How do the roles in the family change? The stress on a family following an injury is real.. Roles may change, financial circumstances may change.. Brain injury can be a life changing event.. Support and information can help a family in understanding the changes that may need to occur, and to make informed decisions about life with a brain injury.. There are many other issues that a family may need to face.. Look on our.. Community.. page for links to publications and resources on a wide range of post brain injury issues that families may have to deal with.. Visit our Forums, or our blog to read other people's stories.. in your state to find out about support groups, and other resources in your state.. Resources and Information.. Recommended Reading from the Brain Injury Association Marketplace:.. Living with Brain Injury.. *.. Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury.. A Moment in Time.. Ketchup on the Baseboard.. Three Dog Life.. I Know You Won't Forget.. Why did it Happen on a School Day.. Rachel's Brain Game.. *.. Available in the BIAOH Lending Library.. Other useful websites for families:.. Family Caregiver Alliance.. TBI Guide.. TBI Model Systems Fact Sheets.. Be Smart Be Well.. Learn Net.. Realistic Hope.. The Brain Injury Association of America is proud to partner with CaringBridge.. The Brain Injury Association of America has partnered with.. CaringBridge.. to help individuals stay connected with family and friends during a health crisis, treatment and recovery.. Founded in 1997, CaringBridge is a free, nonprofit web service that now connects more than 15 million people each year.. The service is private and personalized.. Learn more about creating your own website that gives recognition to BIA by visiting.. caringbridge.. org/partner/BIAUSA/.. Consumers are encouraged to evaluate each program and service to determine the quality and appropriateness based on a specific individual's needs.. The Brain Injury Association of Ohio does not recommend or endorse any particular professional, program, or service.. BIAOH thanks members of Ohio’s TBI Family Caregivers Alliance for their assistance in developing this page, supported in part through Ohio’s federal TBI Implementation Grant, “Operation MAPS: Joining Forces”, (H21MC06771-04-1) awarded to the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the U.. Dept.. of Health and Human Services..

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  • Title: The Brain Injury Association of Ohio
    Descriptive info: The Mission of the Brain Injury Association of Ohio is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.. We ask you to take this opportunity to support our efforts by making a contribution to our organization to help continue our cause.. Donate Securely through Paypal:.. Give the gift of Membership.. Donate by Mail:.. Send a check to support the Brain Injury Association of Ohio.. Mail checks to:.. Columbus, OH 43215-1123.. Other Donation Options:.. Community Health Charities of Ohio.. The Brain Injury Association of Ohio has met the rigorous application requirements and is.. a proud member of.. The Brain  ...   Search the internet with GoodSearch and your.. searches will raise money for BIAOH!.. United Way.. Brain Injury Association of Ohio is an approved agency for the.. United Way of Central Ohio's Donor Choice Program.. If you wish to donate through United Way, please use our organization name and address, instead of a Charity code.. Suite 225.. Give with confidence!.. The Brain Injury Association of Ohio meets the Better Business Bureau's.. Standards for Charitable Accountability.. (Click on the BBB logo to read their report on us.. Thank you for your donation or pledge! We appreciate your support of the Brain Injury Association of Ohio..

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  • Title: The Brain Injury Association of Ohio
    Descriptive info: Links.. Click on.. LOCAL.. links for resources in Ohio.. NATIONAL.. links for all resources, sorted by category.. BIAOH.. PARTNERS.. The Brain Injury Association of Ohio does not recommend or endorse any particular web site.. Sites listed may have informative material for understanding or coping with brain injury.. Using any of this material to diagnose anyone s condition or to modify health care treatment is not a proper use of site information..

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  • Title: Privacy Policy
    Descriptive info: The Brain Injury Association of Ohio respects the privacy of your personal identifying information (“Information”) and has provided this explanation about our online information practices as a show of our commitment to protect your privacy.. The Brain Injury Association of Ohio does not share or in any other way use information collected during your use of our Website without your permission except as outlined in  ...   (1) Information provided by your web browser to our web server, including such Information as the site you linked from and your email address, and (2) Information provided by you in an email message or response form sent to us.. The Brain Injury Association of Ohio only uses Information for the purpose of which the Information was submitted or to evaluate the effectiveness of this Website..

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