Black out for Brain Injury
You don’t need to black out to have concussion.
Join our Open Day event on Friday, 23 March 2018.
If you can’t join us on the day, why not support us by having your own event at your workplace. Invite your colleagues to wear something black to help raise awareness for brain injury. If you want to support us financially, turn it into a gold coin event to raise funds for Brain Injury Waikato. We would like to receive photos for our FB page. If you would like more information, please contact Ella on 07 8391191 or email email@example.com
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.
- Horsebirds over Waikato – meet on the last Saturday of each month at a different venue. This get together is for women who sustained a brain injury and have a horse related injury or an interest in horses. Please contact the office for more information or to go on the mailing list.
- Join us in our celebration - We are excited that we are celebrating our 30th anniversary To mark this amazing milestone we invite you to celebrate with us during Brain Injury Awareness month on our Open Day at the office. When: Friday, 23 March 2018. Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm. We have our welcome at 10:30am with cake cutting at 11am. Please […]
- Support Black out for Brain Injury - If you can’t join us on the day, why not support us by having your own event at your workplace. Invite your colleagues to wear something black to help raise awareness for brain injury. If you want to support us financially, turn it into a gold coin event to raise funds for Brain Injury Waikato. […]
- Education session: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - Time: 10:30am Speaker: Sarah Lillas, Occupational Therapist from Focus on Potential. Topic: Fatigue management Sarah will talk about the results from her masters on fatigue and brain injury as well as strategies to manage your fatigue.
Join the Waikato Combined Neurological Choir
We are excited to announce that this choir will be up and running from 13 February. Shona How, Registered Music Therapist will facilitate this event.
Meetings every Tuesday.
Where: Dementia Waikato, 25 Rifle Range Road, Dinsdale.
Entrance fee: $3 (if paying this fee is a problem, please talk to Ella)
Yoga with James – qualified Yoga Instructor
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
Prof. Richard Siegert, School of Clinical Sciences on:
Ph: 09 921 9999 ext 7885