Tag Archives: traumatic brain injury

ACT FAST: Use FAST to Remember the Warning Signs of a Stroke

Act Fast - Warning Signs of a Stroke

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

Ho’oikaika Peer Mentoring Project: Helping Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

Photo of several people, all volunteers for the Hooikaika Mentoring Project

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.