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[VIDEO] Woman with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Improves with Neurofeedback — Even Over 9 Years Later – YouTube
April has suffered debilitating symptoms for over nine years since an illness left her with a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). After just six weeks of neurofeedback, she has experienced significant improvement. This interview with April, her daughter, and Mike Cohen of the Center for Brain Training explores the power neurofeedback can have in people’s lives, even many years after a brain injury occurs.
Neurofeedback, or brain training, can help people suffering repercussions of traumatic brain injury, post-concussive syndrome, and stroke.
A transcript of the video is available below:
A: She is a walking miracle for sure.
A: I mean, even now if you look at her actual MRI or anything, there is so much damage that people thought that she should be a vegetable or something like that by now. So after she got out of the hospital she couldn’t read, she couldn’t write, she had no depth perception. She was very out of it. She didn’t remember our names or anything like that.
M: What are you both seeing change since you’ve been training your brain with the neurofeedback?
Ap: My communication is lot better. My finding direction is a lot better.
A: I think she’s becoming more of herself again. She’s getting some of her personality back. She has always been pretty feisty. She keeps going no matter what happens. She seems to be getting a lot better. She can tell her right from left, which is a big deal. She is becoming a lot more sharp, I guess, mentally. She definitely has a ways to go, but this is improving her for sure. I think that a lot of things are possible with her because, before she got sick, she had so much drive and she was very inventive and creative and never let anything in life stop her. She’s still like that now, but she is really having a hard time putting her thoughts together and being organized, and the sharper her brain gets, I think that she could take that a long way.
M: When I met you, one of the things I noticed, April, was that you were almost like in a fog.
Ap: Yes. I’m much more alert.
M: So you are better able to communicate with other people now?
Ap: Yes, much better. Sometimes I have to hear what they said, and I can hear what they said but I couldn’t process it all. This is very encouraging. It’s amazing how I am seeing the brain come back around.
M: Did any of your doctors ever mention anything like this?
M: Did any of the other therapies ever help your brain like this?
M: I am just excited for you that your brain seems to be waking up.
M: Is that what it seems like?
Ap: Yes, in so many ways. I mean, I had other things; it’s very interesting, like the taste and the smell. You know, that didn’t really work.
A: Yes she had no taste, no smell for the most part. Even her vision changes all the time. Like when she goes to the doctor, everything is different all the time, so they can never give her glasses or contacts that actually work the whole time, which is really interesting, but it seems like since she has been doing the brain therapy, some of that has been coming back.
M: And you are interested in medical and going to a med school, is that right?
A: Yes, definitely. So the brain is definitely something that I am really interested in now, especially after seeing this, because doctors don’t seem to use this, like you had said, so I would definitely be interested in learning more and seeing how far you can go with it.
Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain’s inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues may have found the key to neural repair: Doublecortin-positive cells. Similar to stem cells, they are extremely adaptable and, when extracted from a brain, cultured and then re-injected in a lesioned area of the same brain, they can help repair and rebuild it. “With a little help,” Bloch says, “the brain may be able to help itself.”
[TED Talk] Understanding PTSD’s Effects on Brain, Body, and Emotions | Janet Seahorn | TEDxCSU – YouTube
PTSD disrupts the lives of average individuals as well as combat veterans who have served their country. The person experiencing the trauma often then impacts the lives of his/her family, friends, and workplaces. PTSD does not distinguish between race, age or gender and often goes undiagnosed. Even with proper diagnosis, many individuals do not know where to turn to get help. Society needs to understand the aftermath of trauma especially combat trauma and how to prepare for warriors when they return home. Janet Seahorn, Ph.D has been a teacher, administrator, and consultant for over thirty years. She currently teaches a variety of classes on neuroscience and literacy as an adjunct professor for Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Jan has a Ph.D in Human Development and Organizational Systems. Her background includes an in-depth understanding of human development and neuroscience research as well as effective practices in organizational systems and change. She conducts workshops on the neuroscience of learning and memory, the effects of “at-risk” environments (i.e., poverty), brain development, and researched-based instructional practices. Jan has worked with many organizations in the business and educational communities in creating and sustaining healthy, dynamic environments. Dr. Seahorn has researched and studied the effects of trauma on the brain and how excessive or extreme trauma can impact changes in the brain’s neuro network and how that change impacts behaviors in s This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
What is Neuroplasticity? Dr. Matthew Antonucci from Plasticity Brain Centers of Orlando, Florida gives us a breakdown of what the term really means.
The human brain is a wonderful organ with amazing flexibility. Learn more about recovery.
RehaCom is a modular software used for cognitive therapy. It assists therapist in the rehabilitation of cognitive disorders that affect specific aspects of attention, concentration, memory, perception, activities of daily living and much more.
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.
To learn more about Craig Hospital’s Brain Injury program visit: https://craighospital.org/programs/tr…