Rust Never Sleeps

A long time ago, Neil Young put out an album called Rust Never Sleeps and went on tour. I was in the audience when the tour hit my area. I’ve never known just what he meant by rust never sleeps, but I always saw it as a warning to keep moving ahead, that to stop (more…)

My TBI & Jury Duty

You hear about it happening to people all the time, including people you know. And you’re left to wonder whether it will ever happen to you as well. And then one day, out of the blue it happens: a summons to report for jury duty.  It happened to me recently. I’d actually been hoping it would (more…)

Traumatic Brain Injury And Aging

Everyone knows what condition comes with symptoms like increasing frailty, loss of mobility, cognitive decline, vision and hearing loss, deteriorating muscle and bone strength. They are all common symptoms of aging. However, they can also appear as symptoms of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially in older people. TBI can not only resemble aging, (more…)

Traumatic Brain Injury and Brain Damage

(Editor’s Note: So, what’s the difference between the phrases traumatic brain injury and brain damage? Is there a difference? Writer and brain injury survivor Isaac Peterson explores this concept. KT). Lots of people ask me about traumatic brain injuries (TBI), I guess because I contribute to the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) blog and write (more…)

Support Groups, Technology, & Aphasia

Many thanks to Lou Nash of the Edmonds Support Group for sharing updates and articles of interest. In a recent newsletter Lou sent my way was an interesting piece about aphasia. Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language and occurs as a result of stroke or TBI. Aphasia (more…)

Empowering the Brain Injury Community Through Spring Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2016 Kim Thompson Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) 1-877-719-BEST Ext. 106 Twitter: brainenergyteam Hashtags: #TBITalk, #spring4superheroes Nonprofit Spring Event Seeks to Empower State’s Growing Brain Injury Community Unique local nonprofit launches spring fundraiser to support continued educational and brain injury awareness efforts in Washington State University Place, WA: The Brain Energy (more…)