Big news! (4/13/15) My Concussion Recovery Log has been updated and is ready for purchase! It's now set up in Excel and can be downloaded or added to Dropbox. It's comprehensive and has a wide variety of items to track. There are 14 different worksheets in the Excel file. For details, click the image above to go to ConcussionRecoveryLog.com.
Proceeds from sales of the log will support this site and HerConcussion.com - and my advocacy work.
This is an excellent video. Take a few minutes and check it out.
The 67th AAN Annual Meeting takes place April 18-25, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Hashtag: #AANAM I'm also seeing content via #AAN2015, but the AAN Twitter accounts are [...]
The 67th AAN Annual Meeting takes place April 18-25, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
I’m also seeing content via #AAN2015, but the AAN Twitter accounts are saying to use #AANAM.
18 (Saturday) - 25 (Saturday)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
AAN (American Academy of Neurology)
23 (Thursday) - 26 (Sunday)
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Hotel
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DePaul Student Center
1 East Jackson Blvd, Room 8005, Chicago IL
1 (Friday) - 2 (Saturday)
Sports Neuropsychology Society
Harvard Medical School Fee required From the event page (see link below): "This course, newly expanded to two days, will focus on the basic science and clinical management of traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic [...]
Harvard Medical School
From the event page (see link below):
“This course, newly expanded to two days, will focus on the basic science and clinical management of traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and spinal cord injury. The first day, added this year, is focused on TBI, while the second day emphasizes sports-related concussion as in past years. You can choose to attend either or both days.
Through lectures, panel presentations, small group discussions, Q&A and case reviews, you will gain the practical knowledge and skills needed to diagnose, treat and manage the full spectrum of TBI, sports-related concussion and spine injury during both the acute and chronic phases of recovery.
Afternoon workshops on both days will address practical concerns for clinicians, athletic trainers, coaches and school personnel.”
14 (Thursday) - 15 (Friday)
The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School
14 (Thursday) - 16 (Saturday)
From the website: "The ICM 2015: XIII International Conference on Menopause aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results [...]
From the website:
“The ICM 2015: XIII International Conference on Menopause aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Menopause. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Menopause.”
25 (Monday) - 26 (Tuesday)
Holiday Inn London – Wembley
From the Derek Sheely Foundation website: Held in honor of Derek Sheely, the 4th Annual LEAD THE WAY 4.0-Mile Run and 1-Mile Walk raises funds to [...]
From the Derek Sheely Foundation website:
Held in honor of Derek Sheely, the 4th Annual LEAD THE WAY 4.0-Mile Run and 1-Mile Walk raises funds to support our critical concussion awareness efforts and The Derek Thomson Sheely Leadership Award. This year’s race is on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Germantown, Maryland.
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Northwest High School
13501 Richter Farm Road Germantown, MD
Derek Sheely Foundation
While cheerleading is a leading cause of concussion for females, males are also susceptible. Take a look at these two videos for information. You can find others on the Cheerleading playlist on my YouTube channel.
It's Ok to need help or assistance if you're dealing with a recovery or are a caregiver. It's common for concussees to feel alone, or that they're the only one dealing with such a situation. That's not the case. You're not alone.
I've pulled together many resources for help, both online and in-person. Here's a link to the comprehensive spreadsheet:
Updated: December 29, 2014
If you feel that you need assistance right now, please visit this website or call this number:
Assaults can result in a concussion or TBI. If you receive such an injury, please seek medical assistance. Remember that a concussion can change over a period of several days. So even if you're Ok in the first 24 hours, it might not be the case over the next 48 hours. Symptoms could worsen. For information about what to look for and when to seek medical assistance, see the CDC information about concussion signs, symptoms, and when to seek medical assistance.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community
Are you wondering if you should call a doctor or go to the emergency room at the hospital? Here's a link to the CDC website that discusses symptoms and what to do: