Learning about the Effects of Epilepsy

Interested in learning more about the cognitive side effects of epilepsy? On Tuesday April 29th at 7 pm The Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder Resource Centre will host a special speaker night presentation with guest speaker Dr. Lisa Lomax, neurologist with Kingston General Hospital

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Psychiatry Expertise for ABI Now Available!

We are very pleased to welcome psychiatrist Dr. Al-Mousawi to the Regional Community Brain Injury Services (RCBIS) team. For many years it has been a struggle to find appropriate psychiatric services for individuals with ABI who have mental health symptoms. Although family doctors and community mental health services are typically the first stop for support, brain injury can necessitate greater expertise in prescribing treatment options.

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Conference for Survivors with a Humourous Twist

We’re counting down the days – just 28 more until Lois McElravy joins us in Kingston. On March 27th, Lois will share her wisdom in our regional conference for ABI survivors, family members and helping professionals. Her theme “Survive and Thrive with Humour, Hope, and Happiness” helps us to focus on looking for the funny side of life…

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Living with Stroke?

Dealing with the changes that come after a stroke can be hard on both the individual and family involved. The Heart and Stroke Foundation will be offering a 6 week educational group in Kingston for recent stroke survivors and caregivers

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Concussion recovery delayed by mental activity, study shows

CBC News has reported on a new study finding that young people may delay their recovery from concussion sympoms dramatically, as a result of participating in strenous mental activities. While youth who avoided too much mental stimulation took on average 20 to 50 days to fully recover, those who participated in a high level of mental activity took an average of 100.

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Spring workshop with a focus on survivors!

This March, RCBIS will host “Survive and Thrive with Humour, Hope, and Happiness”, a workshop for brain injury survivors, their family members, and professionals. Internationally renowned motivational speaker Lois McElravy shares her own story as a brain injury survivor, and her strategies to employ humour to help cope with life’s challenges. Spots for brain injury survivors and their family members are FREE, and shuttle transportation will be available from neighbouring cities of Belleville, Brockville and Smiths Falls.

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Forget big change, start with a tiny habit

I’ve been watching quite a bit of YouTube lately in the search for the next great brain injury speaker to invite to our neck of the woods. Although I’m not ready to announce the details for our next conference, I am excited to share a great concept from a fellow named BJ Fogg using tiny habits like flossing 1 tooth, to lead towards bigger habits (I’m assuming in this case you’d eventually want to get your whole mouth clean). It’s a simple concept, really, but also amazingly powerful when you think about it.

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Conference Deadline Extended!

Spaces are still available for the RCBIS “Crossing the Contiuum” Conference for family and friends of people with brain injuries. The annual conference is a chance for family members to connect with each other as well as learn more about coping with an ABI. The day features a pannel discussion in the morning, followed by lunch and an afternoon of small group discussions. Registration is FREE but must be reserved in advance, so sign up today!

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Crossing the Contiuum November 22

The date has been set for the Regional Community Brain Injury Service Annual Conference. This year’s theme will be “Crossing the Contiuum” which will take a look at the contiuum of care after a loved one is injured. The conference is held annually each fall for family and friends of people with brain injuries. The event will be held on November 22, 2013 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

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Hello Again!

Just a quick note to reintroduce myself as System Navigator as I’ve been away for the past seven months on maternity leave. I’m very grateful to Lisanne for continuing the work of system navigation in my absence, and look forward to reconnecting with many of you in the months ahead. Just a reminder as well I am available for consultation and support for anyone relating to brain injury. Further updates will be available shortly regarding local events. I hope we’ll connect soon!

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Call for Abstracts

Brain Injury Association of Quinte District is  calling for abstracts The Amazing Brain Resileance in the Face of Adversity 2013 Acquried Brain Injury Conference The Brain Injury Association of Quinte District is proud to announce their 2013 conference to be held at the Travelodge, Belleville Ontario, on

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