This four-part series discusses Acquired Brain Injuries: from outcomes to recovery.
What is a Stroke? How Does it Occur?
Strokes: Learn to distinguish between the different types of strokes including ischemic, hemorrhagic and lacunar. You can also learn about mini strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).
Acquired Brain Injury Outcomes - Part 1
Brain Injury Outcomes part 1: learn about how factors such as age, severity of injury, pre-existing health conditions as well as having good social supports can impact outcomes. Check out our main website http://www.brainstreams.ca for more information about the brain and brain injury.
Acquired Brain Injury Outcomes - Part 2
Brain Injury outcomes part 2: Learn the difference between a mild, moderate and severe traumatic brain injury. What are the meanings of the acronyms GCS, PTA, CT and MRI?
Acquired Brain Injury : Recovery Part 1
Recovery stroke: Find out what may happen during the initial recovery stage. Learn about neural plasticity and the difference there may be in the speed of motor versus speech recovery
Acquired Brain Injury : Recovery Part 2
Traumatic Brain Injury recovery: Learn about recovery during the acute and rehabilitation stages of injury. Find out more about compensatory strategies as well as how families can support their loved ones during recovery.
Introducing Bill C-277, my bill to establish a National Strategy on Brain Injuries
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness of the prevalence of brain injury, the obstacles that exist, and the need for more services and support for all stages of recovery. More than 1.5 million Canadians live with brain injury. This bill requires the Minister of Health to develop a national strategy to support and improve brain injury awareness, prevention and treatment, as well as the rehabilitation of people living with brain injury. I want to thank Brain Injury Canada, and Janelle from my riding, whose collaboration and input made this bill possible.