Events & Activities


SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

  • Kirikiriroa on the last Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at the Brain Injury Waikato office.
  • Tokoroa Second Thursday of each month at 10:30am at Tolloch House, Gate One, Maraetai Road, Tokoroa.
  • Cambridge on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Cambridge Community House.
  • Morrinsville on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Morrinsville Community House, 43 Canada Street.

Upcoming Events

  • Education session: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - Time: 10:30am Speaker: Ellen van de Wee, Occupational Therapist at Optionz. Topic: Manage memory after brain injury Ellen will be talking about memory, what it is, what happens after a brain injury and what are some strategies to help manage memory issues.
  • Brain Injury Waikato 2018 AGM - We invite you to attend our AGM at our office When: Tuesday, 29 May Time: 10:30am Where: 11 Somerset Street, Frankton, Hamilton Join us for our 30 year celebration presentation – this is an excellent overview of our organisation. All welcome to attend.
  • June Seminar Postponed - The Seminar scheduled for June 2018 has been postponed until 7 September 2018. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

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Join the Waikato Combined Neurological Choir

Weekly meetings are facilitated by Shona How, Registered Music Therapist – come along to enjoy the benefits of singing.
Meetings every Tuesday.
Time: 10:30am
Where: Dementia Waikato, 25 Rifle Range Road, Dinsdale.
Entrance fee: $3 (if paying this fee is a problem, please talk to Ella)
No singing during the school holidays.


Yoga with James – qualified Yoga Teacher

You are invited to participate in yoga – each Thursday at the office from 11:30am – 12:30pm. Please contact the office if you would like to go on the mailing list to receive the notices. It is important to contact the office as we do cancel a class if James is not available.


NEW MEMORY MOBILE APPLICATION FOR BRAIN INJURY

We are looking for participants for the MyMemory App. This study intends to examine the effectiveness of the new memory aid MyMemory in improving the memory function for people for have sustained a brain injury. MyMemory is a mobile application and is compatible with Android mobile devices only. It allows people to record and train their memory.

We would like to talk to you, if you:

  • Are over 16 years old, and
  • had a brain injury and memory problems, and
  • own an Android mobile device (smartphone or tablet), and
  • have someone who helps you in your day-to-day life (nice to have, but not required)

You would be required to take part in an experiment that lasts 8 weeks. We will meet you every fortnight for a short interview. Every meeting will take about 60 minutes.

Please contact Dr Annika Hinze, Computer Science Department, School of Psychology, University of Waikato. Email hinze@waikato.ac.nz

This study is supervised by Dr Annika Hinze, Dr. Judy Bowen and Dr. Steve Jones, Computer Science Department and Dr Nicola Starkey, School of Psychology, University of Waikato.


Study – Impact on writing after brain injury

A study for anyone between 12 and 40 years and native speakers of English

Researchers at the University of Maryland in the US are conducting a study to see how writing is impacted as individuals recover from brain injury. They are interested in the following subgroups:

  • 12-40-year-olds within 30 days of their first brain injury
  • 12-40-year-olds within 30 days of an orthopedic injury (orthopedic control group)
  • 12-40-year-olds with no history of brain injury
  • 12-40-year-olds with a history of brain injury, repeated injuries, or repeated blow exposure.

Previous studies have suggested that people who have recently experienced a brain injury may have trouble with language including word choice and grammar. Your participation in this study will help them understand how brain injury affects language, and particularly writing.

To complete this survey go to:- go.umd.edu/concussion. Once you have completed the first survey you will get a link to a second survey. You are not able to save and continue at a later stage, but you can take a short break between answering questions. Any participant who completes both parts will be entered in a raffle to win an iPad.

For any questions, please email Rochelle Newman, Ph.D. rnewman1@umd.edu or Melissa Stockbridge, M.Sc. mdstock@umd.edu


COMMUNITY INTEGRATION AFTER BRAIN INJURY

If you are 18 years or older and experienced a brain injury or stroke more than 6 months ago, and living in the community, you are invited to take part in a research study. The aim of this study is to explore community integration in people with brain injury.

You are invited to take part in this study, the researchers would like to understand important aspects of getting back to the community after brain injury or stroke. To complete the survey online click the button below or contact the office for a hard copy.

TAKE THE ONLINE SURVEY

If you have questions/concerns, please feel free to contact the research team at Auckland University of Technology.

Nusrat Shaikh (PhD Candidate, AUT), School of Clinical Sciences on:
Free phone: 0508 224737
Ph: 022 303 6995
Email: nshaikh@aut.ac.nz

Or
Prof. Richard Siegert, School of Clinical Sciences on:
Ph: 09 921 9999 ext 7885
Email: rsiegert@aut.ac.nz.