Cafe Plus opened in 1996 as a place for head-injured survivors in the Central New York area to relax, do some meaningful activities, and have a good time with others. Too often, survivors feel isolated and left out of society after being seriously injured in car wrecks, falls, industrial accidents, sports mishaps, or assaults, then spending months or even years in recovery. As a result, many head-injured survivors experience a loss of identity and lowered self-esteem.
The purpose of this coffee shop is to help people combat feelings of isolation and assist them in re-connecting socially and make friendships. The people in the Central New York area have responded with over 5000 visitors and about 15 to 20 or so people coming each week.
For more info visit http://www.dreamscape.com/cafeplus/
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Posted by Lisa at 5:58 PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Hats off to our friend Vincent Scalise! SGT Scalise’s hard work and dedication to our community, Veterans and nonprofits is a true testament to genuine compassion, passion and commitment. Myself (Lisa J), and all members of the NBIF, thank you for your generosity.
Posted by Lisa at 5:16 PM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Every acquired brain injury is unique. The location and degree of injury may vary with each incident. Most acquired brain injuries involve multiple deficits. When we look at homonymous hemianopsia patients, we discover differences in the patient's struggle related to the unique functions that each of the two hemispheres of the brain perform. More
Posted by Lisa at 3:34 PM
Monday, May 17, 2010
The Slavica BioChem division of Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) recently presented results from their hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chamber study for treatment of traumatic brain injury. The positive results were presented to the 8th World Congress on the Brain Injury in Washington, DC in March, put on by the International Brain Injury Association. The gathering is the largest of its kind in the world. This year’s meeting was the most heavily attended ever, featuring therapists, social workers, medical professionals, psychologists, and researchers from all over the world, a PR Newswire article reported. Read On...
Posted by Lisa at 4:02 PM
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by trauma (e.g., fall, sports injury, car accident, surgery, etc.) or from a loss of oxygen (e.g., suffocation or drowning). Often a TBI is not visible, but it may have effects on one’s physical, emotional, mental and social life. Long-term effects often place an enormous emotional and financial strain on the affected and their families. The high cost of medical and other ancillary services as well as time involvement can be very taxing to those directly and indirectly involved. Get the facts here
Posted by Lisa at 3:20 PM
Saturday, May 1, 2010
UMAF and Co-Host National Brain Injury Foundation (NBIF) are raising money for Charity and there's no slowing down. Our kick-off event will be held on Friday, May 14th, at the BEAUTIFUL Hotel Utica with live performances by Featured Artist The Dirty Boogaloo, The JK Trio, Scott Bravo and Bethal Stee...www.uticamusicfest.net
Posted by Lisa at 6:08 PM