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12 minutes ago · Down in the dumps again – challenges with adult children in Depression & Anxiety

No worries about being sappy, @parus. This is a great place for sappiness! 😊

14 minutes ago · "WHY BOTHER?" What can we do when we are stuck? in Depression & Anxiety

Take your time to recover, @parus. I know your heart and you were undoubtedly concerned about what was being said.

17 minutes ago · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

I have had this same experience, @lakelifelady.

No problem when I read books, but when I'm working with numbers and glancing back and forth between a checkbook register and a computer screen inputting numbers, the dizziness begins followed by the nausea. I have to take frequent breaks in order to clear my head.

Vestibular therapy can be really good for these symptoms. I probably need to call my neurologist for a referral.

26 minutes ago · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

Hello @lakelifelady and @treyaj

As both have found value in music as a healing art, I thought I would direct you to some Connect discussions on music and art. You will find like-minded Members in these groups,




Please feel free to share your own experiences in these groups!

46 minutes ago · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

Yes, hope is very important to recovery, @treyaj
Will you post again and update me on how you are doing?

3 hours ago · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

Hello @treyaj

I believe that speech therapy would be most helpful to you and I encourage you to seek out a speech therapist with experience in your area of a TBI. I am glad to hear that singing helps you as it has with me as well.

Here is a link to an article about the effect of music on brain injured individuals, https://www.brainline.org/article/how-music-helps-heal-injured-brain

Here is another article about how singing is used to help people with brain injuries caused by strokes, https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2011/12/26/144152193/singing-therapy-helps-stroke-patients-speak-again

This interesting video was shared by one of our mentors, Martin, @predictable.


I would also suggest that you subscribe to a free subscription to Brain&Life, https://www.brainandlife.org/?originalURL=https://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/pages/articleviewer.aspx&year=2017&issue=13040&article=00009&type=FullText
There are many good articles there about the brain and healing.

Here is an example of singing in a medical environment. I think you will enjoy it😊


4 hours ago · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

I am also a big proponent of speech therapy, @ramblyn. As you indicated it is helpful for both speech and swallowing. I am glad to hear that you are also involved in exercise groups for PD.

What type of exercise is done?

4 hours ago · Thymic Tumors in Cancer


I am sorry to hear that you were not able to get more help from the specialist. Did he indicate that he would be willing to work with a local doctor to coordinate your treatment closer to home?