Brain Waves: UAB TBI Model System Newsletter Volume 19 | Number 1

VOL 19 | NUM 1


UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Digital Newsletter
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System ( UAB-TBIMS ) provides Brain Waves twice annually as an informational resource for people with traumatic brain injury ( TBI ).
UAB-TBIMS Program Director : Robert Brunner , MD Brain Waves Editor : Phil Klebine , MA
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The contents of this publication were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability , Independent Living , and Rehabilitation Research ( NIDILRR grant number 90DPTB0015 ). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living ( ACL ), Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ). The contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR , ACL , HHS , and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government .
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Headline News

The UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System ( UAB-TBIMS ) is introducing our updated In-home Cognitive Stimulation Guidebook . It offers activities to stimulate thinking skills of people with brain disorders . Each activity provides a group of tasks listed by their level of difficulty .
The tasks range from the least challenging , Level 1 , to higher levels that are progressively more challenging . Select activities that you feel might be appropriate and follow the directions , increasing the level of difficulty as the progress warrants . Work on several tasks each day and shift tasks after a few days to provide variety . The tasks offer some guidance and structure to people with brain disorders and their families . Download the guidebook freely .
The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center is asking physical therapy ( PT ) professors / instructors to provide feedback on a new knowledge translation ( KT ) course for PT students .
• Review of the online training will take approximately 45-60 minutes .
• Reviewers will receive a $ 150 gift card for their time .
• To be eligible , professors / instructors :
• Must be currently teaching or have taught an PT-related course at an accredited undergraduate or graduate PT program within the past two years .
• Have an interest in KT and applying KT in PT teaching and practice .
If interested , please call 202-403- 5600 or email msktc @ air . org to register .
Brain injury can lead to profound changes for individuals and their families . It is often the love and support of family caregivers that provide the structure , safety , and resources to manage the associated day-today challenges . It is critical that family caregivers and individuals with brain injury plan for future needs . As the person with brain injury ages , so do their family-member caregivers . What happens when the family caregiver is no longer able to provide this care ?
Future Planning After Brain Injury : A Guide for Family Caregivers has the answers you need . It can help you , as a family caregiver , to prepare for the best future possible . Show that you care by planning ahead . Read how here
University of Alabama at Birmingham ( UAB ) experts Jeanne Marrazzo , M . D ., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Infectious Diseases , Sarah Nafziger , M . D ., vice president of UAB Hospital Clinical Services , and Michael Saag , M . D ., professor with the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Center for AIDS Research , answer some of today ’ s most common questions about COVID , the Delta variant , vaccines , masking and more in these YouTube videos — perfect for sharing on social .
See the videos here .