28th Annual Brain Injury Summit

28th Annual Brain Injury Summit

BIAK’s 28th annual BIAK Brain Injury Summit will be at Baptist Health Louisville on Friday, March 3, 2017. Uncovering Brain Injury’s Hidden Issues is the theme of the Summit. This event is for brain injury professionals, survivors, family members, and caregivers This...
BIAK 14th Annual Brain Ball

BIAK 14th Annual Brain Ball

The BIAK 14th Annual Brain Ball We Care About Brains! Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) Purchase Ticket Join the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky and our 2016 Brain Ball Chair, Fred Minnick, for our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Masquerade Brain Ball...
BIAK Brain Walk

BIAK Brain Walk

The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky supports Kentuckians who are affected by brain injury and tumors. Join us for the 2017 BIAK Walk’nTalk as we raise awareness of brain injury and raise funds to support those affected by brain injury and/or brain tumors. Help...
Skateboard Safety Tips

Skateboard Safety Tips

Skateboarding injuries send about 26,000 people to hospital emergency rooms each year. About 1,500 children and adolescents are hospitalized as a result of skateboard injuries. Most hospitalizations involve head injuries, but skateboard accidents run the gamut from...

Brain Functions

Overview of Brain Functions The brain is the control center for all of the body’s actions and functions. Brain injury affects who we are, the way we think, act and feel. It can change everything in a matter of seconds. Frontal Lobe The frontal lobe controls our...

Living With Brain Injury

Brain injury is any injury to the brain that results in a disruption of the normal brain function. This can be caused by an illness, a blow or jolt to the head and lack of oxygen Concussions are a type of brain injury. In the US, falls are the leading cause of brain...

How Serious Is This Injury?

The Relationship Between the Severity of the Injury and the Functional Ability of a Person with a Brain Injury Although each brain injury is unique, some generalizations may be made regarding individual characteristics. The medical definitions define the severity of...

How Are They Treated?

How Do People With Brain Injury Want to be Treated? “…unsegregated… appreciated… as a recognized person… reliable… sociable… to be accepted… to be recognized (positively)… to be respected… to be...

Biking Rules of the Road

Always wear a helmet Bicycle only in daylight Follow the rules of the road: Ride on the right side of the road with traffic Use hand signals Respect traffic signals Stop at all intersections Stop and look both ways before entering a street Be extra careful around...

Brain Injury, Sports & Recreation

Brain injury is the leading cause of sports-related death. [CDC] 65 percent of all sports-related brain injuries treated annually occurs in people ages five to 18. [CDC] Approximately 208,000 patients with sports or recreation-related brain injuries are treated in...
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