Lauren Costello

Falls Prevention Week 2020

By Lauren Costello / September 21, 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 /

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 /

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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