Posts Tagged ‘TBI recovery’

By On November 23rd, 2015

Genetics May Make Concussion Recovery More Difficult

When you experience a concussion, few things are certain. You are likely, but not guaranteed to experience a number of symptoms, and they may come on immediately or develop over the course of a few days. Adding even more uncertainty to the mix, the time it takes to recover from a concussion can take anywhere…


By On October 13th, 2015

Research Shows Old Age Slows Brain Injury Recovery

There are many factors that can influence how long it takes an individual to recover from a traumatic brain injury. According to a new study published in Radiology, one of those factors is age. Researchers from Shuang-Ho Hospital in New Taipei City, Taiwan found older adults take longer on average to recover from concussion compared…


By On October 2nd, 2015

Does Fructose Prevent The Brain From Recovering After TBI?

According to a new study by UCLA neuroscientists, diet may play a significant role in determining how long an individual needs to recover from mental deficits following a traumatic brain injury. The animal study showed that a diet high in processed fructose impaired rats’ brains’ ability to heal following head trauma. “Americans consume most of…


By On August 11th, 2015

Commonly Prescribed Drugs May Slow Brain Injury Recovery

A common class of drug used to treat conditions ranging from bladder problems to depression and insomnia may hinder recovery from brain injury according to a new report published in the journal Brain Injury. The study from the University of East Anglia in the UK shows older individuals on anticholinergics may experience slower brain injury…


By On May 29th, 2015

Strategy-Based Brain Training Provides Lasting Mental and Physical Gains After TBI

New research published in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation claims that veterans and civilians who have experienced traumatic brain injury show significantly improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health after receiving strategy-based cognitive training. “Veterans and others who have sustained traumatic brain injuries often experience persistent cognitive and psychological difficulties, such as depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder,…


By On May 25th, 2015

Hospital Readmission Rates Following TBI May Be Higher Than Previously Reported

A new study published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation suggests the rates of hospital readmission following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be significantly higher than other chronic diseases and injuries and may even be higher than previously reported. The study, led by Dr. Angela Colantonio, senior scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, UHN, examined…


By On January 6th, 2015

More Rest May Not Be The Best Approach After Concussion

New research could lead to a large shift in how teens with mild traumatic brain injuries are treated, as a study has found extended rest provides little benefit in recovery. In fact, it may even make matters worse. Researchers from The Medical College of Wisconsin conducted a randomized trial to compare approaches using extended rest…


By On July 3rd, 2014

What Causes Personality Changes After Brain Injuries?

Personality changes can be one of the most difficult symptoms for both brain injury sufferers and their loved ones to accept and manage. Brain injuries are associated with problems such as aggression, agitation, non-compliance, and depression, which are all enough on their own to greatly hamper one’s life. These issues can be improved and easier…

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