14 episodes

This is an Informational Podcast to help bring awareness to various Polytrauma and Brain Injury topics by sharing valuable resources and experiences. Check out our Website as well at www.hopetbi.com

Disclaimer: While we are committed advocates for self-advocacy - we do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe as we are not doctors. We also do not offer legal advice, as we are not attorneys. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hopetbi/support

HOPE TBI Caren Robinson

    • Health & Fitness

This is an Informational Podcast to help bring awareness to various Polytrauma and Brain Injury topics by sharing valuable resources and experiences. Check out our Website as well at www.hopetbi.com

Disclaimer: While we are committed advocates for self-advocacy - we do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe as we are not doctors. We also do not offer legal advice, as we are not attorneys. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hopetbi/support

    The Silent Tsunami and Hurricane - part 2 of a 2 part episode

    The Silent Tsunami and Hurricane - part 2 of a 2 part episode

    This is part 2 of a 2 part episode regarding the Tsunmai of emotions after a Brain Injury/Trauma and the Hurricane of extreme impulsivity that can result in anger, anxiety, depression, loss, and rage as a result of the injury itself.


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    • 55 min
    The Silent Tsunami and Hurricane - part 1 of a 2 part series

    The Silent Tsunami and Hurricane - part 1 of a 2 part series

    Join us in part 1 of a 2 part episode while we talk about the things that can happen behind closed doors that we may not always see. Discussing Anger, Rage, and other intense emotions that can take us by surprise after experiencing a trauma or brain injury.


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    • 56 min
    Sex and Disability - Part 2 of a 2 part series - Sex After Brain Injury and Trauma

    Sex and Disability - Part 2 of a 2 part series - Sex After Brain Injury and Trauma

    The sexual needs of a person after brain injury or Trauma is often not even considered or taken into account during the rehabilitative process; the endocrine and physiological changes that can take place as a result of a brain injury can alter a person's sexual life immensely.

    The resulting changes that can occur and the result of those changes are explored in this episode.


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    • 48 min
    Sex and Disability - Part 1 of a 2 part series

    Sex and Disability - Part 1 of a 2 part series

    Sexuality is one of the most complex aspects of life but, the sexual lives of people with disabilities have been disregarded and stigmatized for far too long. We have the ability through education and awareness to remove those stigmas and make sexuality a normal part of conversations, not just with our healthcare providers, but with each other as well.


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    • 27 min
    The Dirty Dozen - 12 Ways To Cope With Memory Loss

    The Dirty Dozen - 12 Ways To Cope With Memory Loss

    Here are 12 ways that may help you manage your memory loss in a more functional way, helping to maintain as much dignity and independence as possible.

    1. Make a memory board

    2. Create a life story book, photo album or something digital that is labeled

    3. Cognitive Stimulation

    4. Utilize a reminder system

    5. Lists

    6. Use post-it/sticky notes

    7. Use a mobile smartphone (cell phone)

    8. Medicine/pill reminder box

    9. Use an alarm clock, a watch with an alarm, or a kitchen timer

    10. Never leave the room when you are cooking

    11. Appointments and Meetings

    12. Don't Procrastinate


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    • 20 min
    That Mother

    That Mother

    Parents who have brain injuries often report that not only has their ability to carry out parenting roles been affected by their injury, but also their relationship with their children and what they can tolerate, has changed. 

    Parents caring for a brain injured child, often struggle with finding a balance between being a parent or a medical caregiver.  Some parents have difficulty adjusting to the changes going on with their child because they may not be able to "see" an injury, feel helpless, or guilty.

    Sometimes it is the changes in relationships that are the most difficult to adjust to.

    Sometimes, as a mother, we can feel invisible.  We may feel misunderstood, not listened to, or like we can't be ourselves. All of this puts an enormous strain on relationships and our own self-esteem.  We just have to remember that doing the best we can is enough - even if what that "best" looks like changes from day to day, or moment to moment.  

    Whether a survivor, caregiver, or provider - just embrace being THAT MOTHER


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    • 5 min

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