The purpose/mission of the National Brain Injury Foundation is to provide social support groups, advocacy, and information to people with brain injuries and their families.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Please Meet NBIF’s Friend David Listowski (CafĂ© Plus Syracuse, NY)

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.

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NBIF on the Radio

National Brain Injury Foundation (NBIF) to be featured on Rockland World Radio’s “Dialogues with Dan” on August 10th at 6:30pm. Stay tunes for more information…

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

::: SGT Scalise Award Ceremony 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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New TBI, mental health center to open in June

A new 72,000-square-foot center for treatment of service members and veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions will open June 24 at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Details

Friday, May 21, 2010

Right Versus Left Hemispheric Injury

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

Monday, May 17, 2010

Serbian Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Study Reveals Positive Results for Brain Trauma

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...

Social Charity Event

National Brain Injury Foundation and Utica Music and Arts Fest come together for a good cause. Great people and awsome talent.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

MTV's True Life - I Have a Traumatic Brain Injury

Meet Neil, Adam and Donnie, three young men who are battling with life-altering injuries from motor vehicle accidents.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 1)

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

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Social Charity Kick-Off Party at Hotel Utica

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