No Regrets

We get told a lot that we should live our lives with no regrets. But how are we supposed to do that?  Most of the time there’s no one there to give us advice on the right choices to make and the right thing to do to avoid making choices we regret. Making regrettable life (more…)

Join BEST for Cognicon October 14-15, 2022!

CogniCon 2022 CogniCon 2022 14 & 15 October 2022  Cognicon returns! Save the date for October 14-15, 2022 for a virtual event that is like no other!  For those not familiar with Cognicon, the event was started in 2019. This virtual cognitive convention is designed to share information about brain health, wellness, self-care, empowerment, and supportive (more…)

Post-stroke Spasticity

Well, here’s one thing about strokes I never heard of before now: post-stroke spasticity. I’ll call it PSS. Although I never heard of it, PSS is fairly common in stroke survivors. It causes stiff or rigid muscles and commonly affects the elbows, wrists and ankles. PSS restricts the full range of a muscle’s motion and (more…)

Assistive and Adaptive Technologies

Recently, I was on the phone reserving a shuttle ride to an appointment. This is low-cost transportation available where I live for people with disabilities—there may be something like that available where you live, too. Part way through, the operator commented about my lucidity. I explained my disability is physical and under federal and state (more…)

Thank you for the gifts!

Hello, BEST community!    It’s Kim Thompson from BEST Communications and I want to tell you something.   Today, I celebrate my birthday. As I reflect on gratitude, one of the BEST gifts I have received is from you, the BEST community (really, each and every day)!   Thank you for the gift of community, (more…)

Transient Ischemic Attacks

Since the stroke I survived, I’ve run into quite a few people who have told me about somebody they know who had one or several mini-strokes. Here, in this space, I’ve been recovering from a stroke all this time and writing about traumatic brain injuries and strokes. I never even thought of about mini-strokes, until (more…)