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Syndromes & Conditions - Acquired Brain Injury

BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


Acquired brain injury : the facts / SYNAPSE. -- South Brisbane: Synapse, 2013. 84 p. ; 30 cm.

This is a practical guide to understanding and responding to acquired brain injury and challenging behaviours. Contents cover the period in the hospital, effects of acquired brain injury, carer issues and challenging behaviours, rehabilitation issues, and long term issues such as accommodation options, and returning to work or study.

SC/ACQ ACQ [P14984;P14985]








Brain injury explained -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2012. 1 Brochure

This explains brain injury, its effects, and about Headway as an organisation.

VERTICAL FILE - Acquired Brain Injury [P15008]








Brain injury survival kit : 365 tips, tools, & tricks to deal with cognitive function loss / Sullivan, Cheryle. -- New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2009. ix, 241 p. ; 26 cm.

This resource, in large easy read print, gives brain injury survivors, their families and loved ones the strategies they need to improve brain function and quality of life. The book is a compendium of tips, techniques and life-task shortcuts that the author has compiled from her personal experience. Readers will learn successful approaches to communication tools, compensating for impaired memory function, locating things that have been put away, word finding, concentration exercises, balancing a checkbook, using medication alarms and more.

SC/ACQ SUL [P14932]








Can I tell you about having a stroke? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Taylor, Lisa; Chia, Swee Hong. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 69 p. ; 23 cm.

Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke, helping them to understand the challenges he faces and the ways in which people who have had a stroke might have to adapt their lifestyles. He also gives advice on how to offer support to someone who has had a stroke, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation.

CC 610.5 TAY [P15385]








Caring for someone with a brain injury / Morris, Richard. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2012. 72 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written for the carers and family members of people with a brain injury. It provides practical suggestions to help you cope with the early stages, manage the long-term challenges and find the support you need.

SC/ACQ MOR [P15209]








Coping with communication problems after brain injury / Prosser, Caroline; Morris, Richard. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2012. 52 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet describes the many forms of speech, language and communication problems caused by brain injury. Practical strategies are provided for people with a brain injury, their families, carers and friends who are trying to cope with these difficulties.

SC/ACQ PRO [P15003]








Driving after brain injury / Bannerman, Ros, Ed.; Morris, Richard, Ed.; Worthington, Esme, Ed. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2009. 24 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written for people who have had a brain injury. It covers a number of issues relating to driving after brain injury, including practical advice and sources of further information. (Some information specific to Britain only.)

SC/ACQ DRI [P14999]








The effects of brain injury and how to help / Horton, Sandra, Ed.; Worthington, Esme, Ed.; Morris, Richard, Ed. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2012. 32 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written primarily for the families and carers of people who have had a brain injury. It covers some of the main difficulties that arise after brain injury, together with some suggestions as to how to deal with them.

SC/ACQ EFF [P14992]








A flower between the cracks / Sage, Helen. -- South Melbourne: Affirm Press, 2013. 304 p. ; 24 cm.

This is a memoir of love, hope and disability. It is the powerful account of a mother's love and a daughter's immeasurable courage following a catastrophic car accident. It is a story of hope and survival, laced with surprising humour.

SC/ACQ SAG [P15180]








Head injury : a practical guide / Powell, Trevor. -- Milton Keynes;Nottingham: Speechmark Publishing;Headway, 2004. xxiii, 229 p. ; 25 cm.

This provides professionals, families and carers with a practical and down to earth guide to the hidden psychological, social and behavioural problems caused by head injury. It addresses medical problems, rehabilitation and adjustment of individuals and families to the realities of life after head injury. This revised edition includes a final chapter on long-term emotional adjustment and extended sections on returning to work, anger management, and improving insight and awareness.

SC/ACQ POW [P14987]








Head injury : the facts / Daisley, Audrey; Tams, Rachel; Kischka, Udo. -- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. xiv, 182 p. ; 20 cm.

This explains how the brain is affected when a head injury occurs, the physical, cognitive, and emotional problems that can arise as a result, and how to cope in the weeks, months, and potentially years after the accident. It offers practical advice on coping strategies, emphasising that knowledge and support are key to overcoming head injury as a family. It also includes a 'frequently asked questions' section written especially for children who know someone who has been injured.

SC/ACQ DAI [P14988]








Hospital treatment and early recovery after brain injury / Maimaris, Chris; Worthington, Esme. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2012. 36 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written for the relatives and friends of those who have sustained a brain injury and are receiving treatment in hospital.

SC/ACQ MAI [P15005]








Living with an acquired brain injury : a practical life skills workbook / Hedley, Nicholas. -- Milton Keynes: Speechmark Publishing, 2011. 127 p. ; 30 cm. + CD

This is designed for people who have recovered well enough from brain injury to prepare for a return to independent living. Using an accessible and easy to read format which takes into account various learning styles resulting form brain injury, the sessions can be completed entirely at the pace that best suits the user. Exercises and tips described in the book cover budgeting, reading and understanding bill terminology, route orientation, form filling, and planning a night's entertainment. It includes a CD of comprehensive, downloadable activities.

SC/ACQ HED [P14989]








Managing anger after brain injury / O'neill, Helen. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2005. 32 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written for people who have had a brain injury and are now having trouble managing their anger. It is also written for their families and carers. It looks at why people with a brain injury may experience more anger and suggests ways of managing it from day-to-day.

SC/ACQ ONE [P14995]








Managing fatigue after brain injury / Wheatcroft, Jacqui; Malley, Donna. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2008. 32 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written for people who have had a brain injury and are experiencing fatigue. The information aims to help you, your family and friends to understand your fatigue and how it affects you. Managing fatigue is not about taking it away but taking control of it.

SC/ACQ WHE [P15004]








Memory problems after brain injury / Wilson, Barbara A. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2013. 32 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written primarily for the families and carers of people who have memory problems after a brain injury.It explains what memory is and how it can be impaired, along with some general strategies to help with everyday memory difficulties.

SC/ACQ WIL [P15002]








Minor head injury / Morris, Richard. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2009. 40 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet is written for anyone who has had a minor head injury and their family and friends. While the majority of people recover from a minor head injury very quickly, the information in this booklet should prove useful, both for people in the early stages of recovery amd for those who experience ongoing problems.

SC/ACQ MOR [P15006]








Our daddy is invincible! / Maxwell, Shannon. -- Bowie, Md: 4th Division Press, 2010. 36 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book Alexis and Eric find out that their Daddy was badly hurt, something they thought impossible. They are scared for him and wonder how his injuries will change their lives. They learn that his love for them continues to be strong and that life goes on. There are people to help in daddy's recovery, new adventures to be found, and new ways to find enjoyment together as a family.

SC/ACQ MAX [P14917]










Overcoming grief and loss after brain injury / Niemeier, Janet P.; Karol, Robert L. -- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xi, 226 p. ; 28 cm.

This is a practical and accessible book with goals of providing functional brain injury information and coping resources for persons recovering from and living with disabilities that accompany this injury. The book guides readers towards a self-assessment of their own concerns related to common post-injury challenges. After providing help in identifying individual injury-related problems, the book moves on to instructions and practice in use of a multitude of evidence-based compensatory strategies and coping skills. Readers can use the book to improve cognitive, emotional, and functional status after brain injury, even if they are not able to work with a therapist or counselor. It offers individuals and their families the opportunity to understand their grief and gives them practical exercises to assist them in processing and effectively dealing with the grief so that they can move ahead with their rehabilitation and their lives.

SC/ACQ NIE [P14922]








Paradigm shift / Cottee, Ross; Buckley, Michael. -- [Melbourne]: [2013] 1 vol. (unpaged)

This 'acquired brain injury' comic presents two stories about dealing with an acquired brain injury.

SC/ACQ COT [P15574]








Parenting after brain injury / Goody, Alex. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2008. 36 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written to help those parents who have had a brain injury understand how their injury has affected them in their role as a parent.

SC/ACQ GOO [P14998]








Psychological effects of brain injury / Tyerman, Andy. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2012. 32 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written for families and carers of people who have had a brain injury. It outlines the possible psychological effects of brain injury and describes some of the services that are available to help. Sections cover behavioural and emotional changes; and work, social and family changes.

SC/ACQ TYE [P14993]








Redeveloping skills after brain injury / Jackson, Rachael; Worthington, Esme. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2013. 32 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written primarily for families and carers of people who have had a brain injury. It gives advice on setting up an activity programme at home in order to help someone to redevelop lost skills after a brain injury.

SC/ACQ JAC [P15000]








Rehabilitation after brain injury / Fleminger, Simon; Worthington, Esme. -- Old Basford, Nottingham: Headway, 2009. 24 p. ; 22 cm.

This booklet has been written as a guide to brain injury rehabilitation, its settings, aims and the professionals onvolved. It is intended primarily primarily for the families and carers of brain injury survivors.

SC/ACQ FLE [P14996]








Unlocking my brain : through the labyrinth of Acquired Brain Injury / Durham, Christine. -- Edgecliff, NSW: Jane Curry Publishing, 2014. 208 p. ; 23 cm.

After a devastating car crash, Christine Durham's brain was locked. For her, trying to navigate the brain injury experience was like negotiating a labyrinth with no clues in sight. Using unconventional methods, Christine was able to rebuild her life and become an inspirational leader. This book shares her path to recovery with others who are in search of answers, understanding and acceptance.

SC/ACQ DUR [P15273]