A full-day program, Living with Acquired Brain Injury: The Critical Roles of Family and the Interdisciplinary Team, will bring together patients, their loved ones, their caregivers and their clinicians. Together, they will explore the interdisciplinary, integrative treatment of acquired brain injury.
Acquired brain injury (ABI) refers physical issues that can cause neuro-cognitive, physical and psychosocial challenges. ABI can be traumatic brain injury, stroke/aneurysm, brain tumor, anoxia or encephalitis.
Living with Acquired Brain Injury will highlight the role of significant others in the recovery process, with stories from a panel of outstanding alumni and family members.
Also, clinical specialists will explain the latest research and evidence-based practice in areas such as:
- Executive functioning following acquired brain injury
- The value of creativity and socializing for long-term wellness
- Addressing the complex needs of the family
- Understanding how depression affects individuals with ABI
- Identify approaches to manage spasticity in the hospital and at home.
- Mirror therapy to help recovery in upper extremities
All survivors, family members, caregivers, community members and students are welcome. Please join us Sunday, March 23, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in North Shore University Hospital’s Rust Auditorium at 300 Community Drive in Manhasset.