HeadStart app for reintegrating routine

HeadStart is a tool to help caregivers support brain injury survivors by establishing a consistent schedule of reminders for important daily and weekly tasks.

A common symptom of many brain injury survivors is a difficulty remembering to execute simple day-to-day tasks. HeadStart allows caregivers to send survivors reminders to their mobile device through a web-based calendar system.

Proactive, Not Reactive
Brain injuries affect millions of people worldwide every year, resulting in a wide variety of symptoms and challenges that can have a dramatic impact on spouses, friends, family members and often society.

Tools like HeadStart champion a proactive approach to supporting and rehabilitating brain injury survivors. Through the simple scheduling of tasks between a caregiver and a survivor, HeadStart reintegrates routine at a manageable pace.

Learn more and sign up at headstartapp.ca

Fact sheets and FAQs

Some fact sheets & FAQs from various organizations:

Comox Valley Head Injury Society’s Caring for Caregivers Conference

Dear Friends:

Your last chance to register for the Comox Valley Head Injury Society’s (CVHIS) Caring for Caregivers Conference is fast approaching. Caring for Caregivers: Connecting Local Resources to Promote Caregiver Wellbeing in the Brain Injury Community and Beyond takes place on June 16, 2011 at the Crown Isle Resort in Courtenay, BC. Space is limited.

Our 2011 conference has been developed in recognition of the important contributions family caregivers make to brain injury survivors and others with long term health conditions. The conference aims to provide participants with practical tips and information about family caregiving and promote the health and wellbeing of family caregivers through skills development.

Please take a moment to browse our conference program to learn more about our great line up of speakers and their presentations. Our conference program and poster is attached to this email (conference fees are listed on the poster).

Registration is easy. To register, you can:

· register online at www.cvhis.org
· by email at outreach.cvhis@gmail.com
· or, by telephone at 250-334-9225

We hope to see you on June 16th.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Coombs
Executive Director

Comox Valley Head Injury Society…

BrainTrust Canada’s annual Okanagan Conference in May

message from BrainTrust Canada:

Greetings,

Please join us May 4th – 6th in Naramata, BC for BrainTrust Canada’s annual Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury. This interactive conference allows clients, care-givers and professionals to not only receive excellent information but to also gain personal support and insights to brain injury.

This years conference theme is Gaining Ground: Topics in Continuing Brain Injury Recovery. As service providers, we at BrainTrust Canada see how individuals have difficulties with the transitions from the acute-care setting to rehabilitation and then from rehabilitation to getting on with life. This year we are proud to bring in presenters who will provide practical skills for living well through the challenges of brain injury.

For more information please visit our WEBSITE. Also attached below is a copy of our conference program and registration form. If you have any questions regarding the conference or the registration process please email or contact us at (250) 762-3233.

more information here

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Comox Valley Head Injury Society Conference in June

A message Comox Valley Head Injury Society:

On behalf of the Comox Valley Head Injury Society (CVHIS), I am pleased to announce our 18th Annual G & J Johnson Brain Injury Conference:

Caring for Caregivers: Connecting Local Resources to Promote Caregiver Wellbeing in the Brain Injury Community and Beyond.

This conference aims to provide participants with practical information about family caregiving and promote the health and wellbeing of family caregivers through skills development.

The G & J Johnson Brain Injury Conference will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the Crown Isle Resort in Courtenay, BC.

more information here