Funded by the Hawai’i State Department of Health, the Hawai’i Neurotrauma Registry is a confidential, voluntary survey of Hawaii residents who have had a traumatic brain injury (for example, a concussion), a stroke, and/or a spinal cord injury. It does not matter when or where the injury occurred. Very little known about the needs of persons with these injuries after they happen. This valuable information will help identify needed community supports and services, educate service providers, and develop safety and prevention plans
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Hawaii Weekly Neuroscience TV Show “Your Brain Matters: Series (on ‘Olelo) Channel 54, 6:30pm, 4th Thursday Then, Every Saturday @ 4:30PM Watch Episode 15, “Nutrition, Memory, Alzheimer’s”
FAST is an easy way to remember and identify the most common symptoms of a stroke. Recognition of stroke and calling 9-1-1 will determine how quickly someone will receive help and treatment. Getting to a hospital rapidly will more likely lead to a better recovery. FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple
Just when things appeared to be looking up, former UH QB and fan favorite Colt Brennan was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Interim Director Dr. Violet Horvath wrote an excellent piece on traumatic brain injury for the current issue of Generations Magazine.
The goal of the Hooikaika Peer Mentoring project was to help individuals with traumatic brain injury in Hawaii find and use support services. Our volunteer mentors were matched to peers, providing them with companionship, information and ongoing monthly activities. The project closed is late 2009. Our Hooikaika volunteers continue to support us by recruiting for our new project, the Hawaii Neutrotrauma Registry Project.