Lauren Costello

Activities at Home

By Lauren Costello / April 27, 2020 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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BI Awareness Social Media Toolkit

By Lauren Costello / February 19, 2020 /

Interested in sharing about brain injury but not sure how to start? The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina is here to help! Feel free to download these graphics to share on your social media – Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter, etc. Be sure to tag us in your posts so we can see how…

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Wellness Wednesday

By Lauren Costello / February 19, 2020 /

Each Wednesday of Brain Injury Awareness Month, BIANC will be posting information about wellness to support thriving after brain injury. Here are some tips and resources to help you on your journey after brain injury. These are to be viewed as potential information or ideas; however, be sure to talk to your doctor before any…

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Blogs in a Blog

By Lauren Costello / February 17, 2020 /

What is a blog? A blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style. The main purpose of a blog is to connect the author to the relevant audience. There are many blogs and groups out there…

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Magazine Cover Art Contest

By Lauren Costello / February 5, 2020 /

Calling all artists in NC with lived brain injury experience! Can you create an artistic cover for our Magazine?

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