I met last month with the CCAC Clinical Director (I think that's his title) and my new CCAC care co-ordinator, the one for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) for the entire huge city of Toronto. I'm gonna get help! After my eye surgery, all my plans for ...

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CCAC Support for Finishing Concussion Is Brain Injury Update

I met last month with the CCAC Clinical Director (I think that’s his title) and my new CCAC care co-ordinator, the one for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) for the entire huge city of Toronto.

I’m gonna get help!

After my eye surgery, all my plans for updating my book...

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Returning to the Subway after Eye Surgery

After an extended Christmas-and-Cogmed break, I’m back to orientation mobility training with my CNIB guy and weekly practice stints with my Vision Mate.

My eye surgeon saw me for the last time last week and explained I had to keep exercising my peripheral vision...

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Cogmed Rehab of Brain Injury Working Memory Over!

Cogmed is over. I’m both really glad and kind of sad, for it’s been five weeks of something different that also makes me feel like I’m regenerating my brain in real time, not the usual let’s wait a couple or more months or years (or decades with...

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Seventeen Years with a Brain Injury

A Twitter of a crash anniversary blog post this year. Mocha in one hand, croissant flaking all over me, and iPhone in the other, for over an hour, I tweeted:

17 years. Creeping up to 20. Hard to believe this time 17 years ago, I had less than 3 hours to live without a...

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Cogmed to Train Working Memory — An Experiment to Help Post-Brain Injury Reading Rehab

I’ve begun Cogmed to train my working memory, that brief moment you hold something in memory in order to accomplish a task or store a piece of knowledge before you forget then scratch your head as you futilely try to remember what you were doing or reading.

The folks...

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