Lauren Costello

Yoga & Tai Chi with Brain Injury

By Lauren Costello / April 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Yoga & Tai Chi with Brain Injury

Join us for weekly yoga/Tai Chi Sessions in May & June! Yoga is more than just stretching and awkward poses. The practice of yoga incorporates the use of breath, focus, balance, and muscle strength. As a therapy for both the mind and body, yoga can bring a new focus of what one can achieve, building…

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Concussion Simulation Video

By Lauren Costello / October 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Concussion Simulation Video

Ever wonder what it might be like to have a concussion? Check out our new Concussion Simulation video to demonstrate some of the common signs and symptoms after a concussion.

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Falls Prevention Week 2020

By Lauren Costello / September 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Falls Prevention Week 2020

Couple of questions before we get started: Are you an adult over the age of 65? Are you living with a disability due to brain injury? Are you a human being? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions – you are at risk for falls and should read this information! Why does Falls…

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Concussion Awareness Day 2020

By Lauren Costello / September 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Concussion Awareness Day 2020

September 18th, 2020 is National Concussion Awareness Day! Check out our blog post and the resources below to learn more about concussion. National Concussion Awareness Day Concussion Story Wall Concussion Awareness & Education Resources developed for distribution through a partnership between the NC Brain Injury Advisory Council, Children and Youth Committee and NC Department of Health and…

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Activities at Home

By Lauren Costello / April 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Activities at Home

Looking for activities or things to do at home? Whether you are reading this during the era of physical distancing brought on by the spread of COVID-19 (a form of coronavirus) or if you or a loved one are at home following brain injury looking for activities to stimulate the brain, you’ve come to the…

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Online Resources, Financial Assistance, & Tele-health

By Lauren Costello / March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Online Resources, Financial Assistance, & Tele-health

What is Tele-health? Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor uses to improve or support health care services. The goals of telehealth, also…

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Brain Stimulation at Home

By Lauren Costello / March 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Brain Stimulation at Home

Looking to keep your mind active? Cognition is a complex system of thought that is made up of how you think and process information. It may include attention (being able to focus), concentration (focus for a period of time), memory, learning, language (or communication), solving problems, making decisions, and appropriate social skills. Individuals living with…

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New Online Support Group

By Lauren Costello / March 16, 2020 / Comments Off on New Online Support Group

Looking to connect with others but have trouble with transportation? Large crowds? Coordinating schedules? The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina is aware that sometimes the traditional support group setting has some barriers for people to get access to, despite the mental and physical health benefits in addition to connecting to resources. In response, we…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Lauren Costello / March 12, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

What Information is Out There? From Disability Rights NC: Governor Cooper has called a State of Emergency. The State of Emergency makes it possible for North Carolina to get extra funding and resources. It also prevents price gouging on supplies. Contact your county’s official Health Department for information on possible COVID-19 testing sites. You might…

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Helmet Safety

By Lauren Costello / February 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Helmet Safety

Each year, more than 3,360 pedestrians and bicyclists are hit by vehicles in North Carolina… representing over 15% of roadway fatalities last year. Helmets should be worn at all ages and worn during every ride, no matter how short. While there is no concussion-proof helmet, a helmet can help protect from a serious brain or…

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