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The TBI Family is produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. This podcast provides caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI with information on traumatic brain injury and highlights resources available to them. We also share caregiver stories.

For information on TBI or to get the DVBIC Family Caregiver Curriculum, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org.

The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host, reporters and guests. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.

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The TBI Family is produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. This podcast provides caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI with information on traumatic brain injury and highlights resources available to them. We also share caregiver stories.

For information on TBI or to get the DVBIC Family Caregiver Curriculum, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org.

The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host, reporters and guests. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.

    Caregiver Study and Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Caregiver Study and Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Since 2012, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed have been conducting a study on the effects of caregiving on the caregivers and families of service members and veterans who've sustained a traumatic brain injury. In this episode, we talk about some of what that study has learned so far and how you can take part. We also discuss an easy way you can help spread the word about TBI this Brain Injury Awareness Month.

    If you're interested in taking part in the "Health Related Quality of Life in Caregivers of Service Members with Military Related Traumatic Brain Injury" study, call (855) 821-1469 or email caregiver.study@dvbic.org. You can find more information about the study here: http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/caring-caregivers

    To download the Brain Injury Awareness Month hashtag card and take part in the #ThinkAhead social media campaign, click here: https://dvbic.dcoe.mil/aheadforthefuture/materials

    The TBI Family is produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. This podcast provides caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI with information on traumatic brain injury and highlights resources available to them. We also share caregiver stories.

    For information on TBI or to get the DVBIC Family Caregiver Curriculum, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org.

    This podcast transcript is available online via the DVBIC website: http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/files/podcast/dvbic_podcast-series_the-tbi-family_episode-6_feb-14-2017_transcript_v1.0_2017-03-28_0.pdf

    The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host, reporters and guests. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.

    All music in this podcast was used according to Creative Commons licensing. Our theme song is "I Dunno" by grapes and our credit music is "Esaelp Em Xim" by Pitx, both from CCmixter.org. Other songs used were "Hoboken" and "Sex, Death and God," both by Steve Combs from FreeAudioArchive.org.

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    • 20 min
    Substance use and TBI

    Substance use and TBI

    In this episode, we're talking about a single topic: Substance use and TBI. The TBI Family's Deborah Bailin speaks with Lars Hungerford and Ezra Aune, DVBIC experts from Naval Medical Center San Diego, and then Army Nurse Daniel Hines talks about how a timely intervention helped a friend who was struggling with TBI and substance use.

    The TBI Family is produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. This podcast provides caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI with information on traumatic brain injury and highlights resources available to them. We also share caregiver stories.

    For information on TBI or to get the DVBIC Family Caregiver Curriculum, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org.

    This podcast transcript is available online via the DVBIC website: http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/files/podcast/dvbic_podcast-series_the-tbi-family_episode-5_Feb-1-2017_transcript_v1.0_2017-02-15_0.pdf

    The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host, reporters and guests. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.

    All music in this podcast was used according to Creative Commons licensing. Our theme song is "I Dunno" by grapes and our credit music is "Esaelp Em Xim" by Pitx, both from CCmixter.org. Other songs used were "Dog Wind" by Skill Borrower, from CCMixter.org, and "Sleepless," by the Freeharmonic Orchestra, from Archive.org.

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    • 27 min
    Medical Foster Homes & Cognitive Rehabilitation

    Medical Foster Homes & Cognitive Rehabilitation

    In this episode, we're traveling! First, our producer goes to Baltimore to check out the Department of Veteran Affairs' medical foster home program, which helps keep veterans out of nursing homes by finding them a place to receive care in a private home. Then we take a trip to the grocery store to talk about one method of cognitive rehabilitation—a group of practices designed to repair of mitigate cognitive deficits caused by brain injuries.

    The TBI Family is produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. This podcast provides caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI with information on traumatic brain injury and highlights resources available to them. We also share caregiver stories.

    Link to the VA medical foster home program: http://www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/Medical_Foster_Homes.asp

    Link to the VA home based primary care program: https://www.va.gov/geriatrics/guide/longtermcare/Home_Based_Primary_Care.asp

    A recent DVBIC webinar on cognitive rehabilitation, for providers: https://dvbic.dcoe.mil/training/webinars/2016/cognitive-rehabilitation-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-applications-military

    For information on TBI or to get the DVBIC Family Caregiver Curriculum, go to https://dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org.

    This podcast transcript is available online via the DVBIC website: http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/files/podcast/DVBIC_Podcast-Series_The-TBI-Family_Episode-4_Jan-3-2017_Transcript_v1.0_2017-02-15.pdf

    The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host, reporters and guests. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.

    All music in this podcast was used according to Creative Commons licensing. Our theme song is "I Dunno" by grapes and our credit music is "Esaelp Em Xim" by Pitx, both from CCmixter.org. Other songs used were "From Here to Iceland (Full Version)" by Loch Lomond and "Green Gem" by Raez, from the Free Music Archive.

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    • 34 min
    Veterans Affairs Respite Program and a "Battle Buddy" Caregiver

    Veterans Affairs Respite Program and a "Battle Buddy" Caregiver

    In this episode, we talk to Dayna Cooper, director of Home and Community Care at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, who talks about a program designed to give caregivers a break while still providing care for their care recipient. We also chat with Danny O'Neel, an Army veteran who continues to care for his fellow veterans.

    The TBI Family is produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. This podcast provides caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI with information on traumatic brain injury and highlights resources available to them. We also share caregiver stories.

    Link to the VA Respite Care program site: http://www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/Respite_Care.asp

    Link to the DVBIC TBI Recovery Support Program (RSP) page: http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/tbi-recovery-support-program

    To subscribe or listen to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tbi-family/id1179020743?mt=2

    For information on TBI or to get the DVBIC Family Caregiver Curriculum, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org.

    This podcast transcript is available online via the DVBIC website: http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/files/podcast/DVBIC_Podcast-Series_The-TBI-Family_Episode-3_Dec-20-2016_Transcript_v1.0_2017-02-15.pdf

    The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host, reporters and guests. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.

    All music in this podcast was used according to Creative Commons licensing. Our theme song is "I Dunno" by grapes and our credit music is "Esaelp Em Xim" by Pitx, both from CCmixter.org. Other songs used were "Change Your Name" by Steve Combs from the Free Music Archive and "Found Smoke" by Pitx from CCmixter.org.

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    • 21 min
    Balance and Mantrams

    Balance and Mantrams

    In the second episode of The TBI Family, we talk about balance issues after TBI and how caregivers can help providers treat them. We also explore an ancient mindfulness technique that's now helping people cope with the challenges of caregiving. Featured in this podcast: Dr. Katie Stout, DVBIC's director of clinical affairs; Jill Bormann, a nurse researcher with the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System.

    The TBI Family is produced by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. This podcast will provide caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI with information on traumatic brain injury and highlight resources available to them. We'll also share caregiver stories.

    Link to the Head Injury and Dizziness Fact Sheet: https://dvbic.dcoe.mil/material/tbi-symptom-management-head-injury-and-dizziness

    Link to the PsychArmor training on mantram repetition: http://psycharmor.org/caregivers-1/mantram-repetition

    For information on TBI or to get the DVBIC Family Caregiver Curriculum, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org.

    This podcast transcript is available online via the DVBIC website: http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/files/podcast/DVBIC_Podcast-Series_The-TBI-Family_Episode-2_Dec-6-2016_Transcript_v1.0_508_2016-12-16_1.pdf

    The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host, reporters and guests. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.

    All music in this podcast was used according to Creative Commons licensing. Our theme song is "I Dunno" by grapes and our credit music is "Esaelp Em Xim" by Pitx, both from CCmixter.org. Other songs used were "Virality Ratio" by Steve Combs and Simon Mathewson and "William Henry Harrison High Fight Song" by Steve Combs from the Free Music Archive.

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    • 24 min
    The TBI Family

    The TBI Family

    The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center launches its first podcast, The TBI Family. This podcast will provide caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI with information on traumatic brain injury and highlight resources available to them. We'll also share caregiver stories.

    In this first episode we talk about the first days of being a TBI family caregiver. Dr. Joel Scholten and Ms. Kathy Helmick talk about what caregivers should know about TBI; we run through free caregiver training options; and Emery Popoloski of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation talks about coming to terms with her role as caregiver for her husband.

    For information on TBI or to get the DVBIC Family Caregiver Curriculum, go to dvbic.dcoe.mil or email us at info@dvbic.org.

    This podcast transcript is available online via the DVBIC website: http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/files/podcast/DVBIC_Podcast-Series_The-TBI-Family_Episode-1_Nov-22-2016_Transcript_v1.0_508_2016-12-16.pdf

    The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this podcast are those of the host, reporters and guests. They should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.

    All music in this podcast was used according to Creative Commons licensing. Our theme song is "I Dunno" by grapes and our credit music is "Esaelp Em Xim" by Pitx, both from CCmixter.org. Other songs used were "From Here to Iceland (Full Version)" by Loch Lomond and "Love is Chemical" by Steve Combs, from the Free Music Archive.

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    • 32 min

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This was so informative I'm so grateful for all the information. Can't wait for the next episode.

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DoD should be doing much more to help military members. I recently had a slip and fall resulting in a fractured C6 vertebrae, absolutely no help received from military leadership. In fact, a Congressional complaint was filed to get movement on the line of duty. Military and VA health care should be shut down - this system is broke!

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