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Books on ABI in the Library

As part of Action for Brain Injury Week, we take a look at the books in our library on ABI.

  • L1260 Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: children and adolescents by Mark Ylvisaker
  • L6274 Head Injury the Facts by Headway
  • L6358 Unthinkable: a mother’s tragedy terror and triumph through a child’s traumatic brain injury by Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie
  • L6396 Stroke in Childhood: clinical guidelines for diagnosis management and rehabilitation by the Paediatric Stoke Working Group
  • L6432 Living with an Acquired Brain Injury: a practical life skills workshop by Nicholas Hedley
  • L6433 Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury: evaluating the evidence by Rebecca Koehler
  • L6442 Traumatic Head Injury in Children by Sarah H Broman
  • L6542 Educating Children with Acquired Brain Injury by Sue Walker
  • L6543 Hold My Hand: a mother’s journey by Glenys Carl
  • L6622 Battling Brain Injury: the life that Jack built by Jack Martindale
  • L6648 Missing Pieces: mending the head injury family by Marilyn Colter

Children’s books

  • C0121 Sam and the Green Velvet Monkey by Judith Middleton
  • C0138 A Hit on the Head and Where it Led by Jennifer Cooper Trent

DVD

  • AV6395  Brain Injury a Look Inside by Richard C Senelick

All of these materials are available to borrow free of charge from our Postal Lending Library. If you would like to request an item or join the library, please contact our Librarian Jan at janetp@cerebra.org.uk or 0800 3281159.

Action for Brain Injury Week 2016

Cerebra are supporting Headway’s Action for Brain Injury Week which is taking place from 19th – 15th May 2016 and this year’s campaign is asking you to be #ConcussionAware.

This year, Headway is aiming to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy sports, whilst protecting themselves from the risks of concussion.

They have created this great video encouraging you to be #ConcussionAware:

Cerebra supports families of children living with a brain condition, including acquired brain injury. We are able to provide advice and information as well as practical help and support. We also fund research at leading universities into the prevention of brain injury.

We will be posting information and advice on social media throughout the week and you can follow the latest with the hashtag #ABIWeek.

Cerebra supports action for brain injury week

Stop watchCerebra are supporting Headway’s Action for Brain Injury Week which is going on from 18th – 24th May 2015 and aims to raise awareness of acquired brain injuries.

As part of ABI week, Headway have compiled statistics of hospital admissions in the UK related to non-superficial head injuries, strokes, brain tumours, encephalitis, and a variety of additional conditions.

One of the most alarming findings that were uncovered by the study is that there were 348,934 UK admissions to hospital with acquired brain injury in 2013-14. This equates to 566 admissions per 100,000 of the population.

Further findings from the study including an infographic can be found here.

You can follow updates throughout the week on Twitter using the hashtag #ABIWeek.