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More Exciting Pioneering Work Being Done With Virtual Reality Therapy At BASIC

THE VIRTUAL REALITY FOR SALFORD RESIDENTS LIVING WITH DEMENTIA SALFORD residents living with dementia are taking part in a revolutionary, virtual reality rehabilitation pilot, led by a local brain injury charity. Thanks to £500,000 of donations BASIC, a specialist brain injury charity based on Eccles New Road, have installed a Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN). This virtual reality system puts ...

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People With Dementia May Benefit From Learning Self Management Skills

Learning Self management Skills

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that early-stage dementia patients who attended weekly ‘self-management’ group sessions benefitted by being empowered to manage their condition. The sessions encouraged socialisation, discussion, problem solving and goal setting, and were seen to both foster independence and promote social support among the participants. By focusing on providing people in the early stages of ...

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ABI: The Psychological and Physical Health Effects on Carers

Neurological News Associations

In spring 2012 Headway – the brain injury association – undertook a research project designed to examine various aspects of caring for someone with an acquired brain injury. Here is a summary of the results and their implications. Headway set out to analyse the impact caring duties have on carers’ psychological, physical, financial and social well-being, and also tried to ascertain how much ...

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Acquired Brain Injury – Key Facts and Statistics

Neurological News Associations

Facts and figures from HEADWAY – the brain injury association This includes all admissions for head injuries, strokes, brain tumours, meningitis, encephalitis, hydrocephalus, anoxia, CO poisoning, abscess and hyponatraemia. 1 million Minimum estimate of people in the UK living with long-term effects of brain injury 558 UK residents per 100,000 sustaining a brain injury Every 90 seconds Someone is admitted ...

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Helpful Leaflets from Brain Tumour Action

Helpful Leaflets from Brain Tumour Action

A brain tumour and the treatment necessary to deal with it will cause significant changes in the lives of those affected. Adjustment to these changes may be easier if everyone involved has some idea of what to expect and reassurance that there are resources to support them. Brain Tumour Action has some very helpful leaflets available to either read online or download – click here. This is an ...

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MND Association – General Election Campaign 2015

Neuro News Associations

The Motor Neurone Disiease Association is urging everyone to take action to help make sure people with MND don’t die without a voice. 80-95% of people living with MND will experience some loss of speech before they die. Too many people experience significant delays in getting the right communication equipment, leaving some people with MND to die without a voice. ...

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Carer’s Allowance

Overview The Carer’s Allowance is £61.35 a week to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. You must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them. The Carer’s Allowance is taxable, and may also affect any ...

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Understanding ABI

Understanding ABI

What is ABI? An injury to the brain from a definite cause – like trauma, Stroke etc. that leaves the person with impairments. It is different from disease, as disease has a known progression (unless it is an ABI caused by a degenerative disease). It’s different from ageing. It is also unlike an intellectual disability, which is present from birth. And unlike ...

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Help from SIA for Families Affected by Spinal Cord Injury

Neurological News Associations

If you have a close relative who has recently sustained a spinal cord injury, it is often not only the immediate family who are affected by the traumatic event. No one can predict how they will react to, or cope with, the difficult and upsetting circumstances surrounding the injury. SIA works to help ensure that family members (including the extended family, relatives and friends) are aware that ...

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Physiopedia website launches

Physiopedia website launches

We were pleased to note that The Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA), part of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, has launched a new resource website called Physiopedia. It appears that this website (like its Wiki namesake) can be amended (but only by qualified physiotherapists) and any proposed changes will be need to be approved and verified by the PPA first. To ...

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