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Call in (267)521-0167 9-11 PM Eastern 9/30/2015 to be part of the special series on electroshock is a crime against humanity continues.
Loretta Wilson, Jane Rice, and other shock survivors will discuss cognitive impairment and rehabilitation after shock.
From Loretta Wilson:
In the year 2000 I was informed by the psychiatrist/professor of Michigan State University Dale D`Mello that I would need maintenance ECT and psych meds for the remainder of my life.
The last electroshock was administered by D. D`Mello in/around September of 2000.
In 2007 I began to taper off the drugs as well. I began to lose weight (good thing because I tipped the scales at 261 lbs) and started getting healthier. By 2009 I no longer needed my cane or handicap parking permit.
One drug kept me working for 8 long years. Klonopin had so affected me it took 8 years to finally be set free. My goal to become "drug free" has become a reality this year. I have been drug free for quite some time now. My physical health also improved to the point I am no longer taking medications for anything except a small dose of thyroid hormone.
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Cecil and Tom are hosts of the irreverent radio podcast, Cognitive Dissonance, which addresses current events from the atheist and skeptical perspective. They join Seth Andrews for an entertaining (and random) hour of conversation.
Cognitive Dissonance podcasts can be heard at http://www.dissonancepod.com
Seth's guest appearance on CD 2-9-15: http://ec.libsyn.com/p/f/c/8/fc88cd6c56430443/cd206.mp3?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d06ca8334d7ce58ec8b&c_id=8329027
What is a cognitive disorder after a traumatic brain injury? A cognitive disorder is when your brain does not work correctly after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI often injures the front part of your brain, which is the part of the brain used for thinking and memory. You may have difficulty doing the same things that you did before the TBI. Symptoms of a cognitive disorder? Your symptoms can get better, stay the same, or get worse over time. They may go away and come back again. You may have any of the following: Mental: Trouble paying attention, Trouble thinking clearly or doing 2 tasks at once, Memory problems, Decreased learning speed and ability Physical: Trouble sleeping or fatigue, Changes in your appetite, Poor balance, Headaches or pain, Problems with your ability to smell, taste, hear, or see Trouble staying warm or cool Emotional: Anxiety, Depression, Impatience Trouble controlling your feelings, actions, and behavior
How are cognitive disorders diagnosed? Your brain heals for many months after a TBI. Healthcare providers may need to test you regularly to monitor your brain function. You may need any of the following: An awareness test may be used to measure how well you move or speak. Tests may also be done to check your memory. A CT scan or MRI may show damage in your brain. You may be given contrast dye to help the damage show up better in the pictures. Tell the healthcare provider if you have ever had an allergic reaction to contrast dye. Do not enter the MRI room with anything metal. Metal can cause serious injury. Tell the healthcare provider if you have any metal in or on your body. How are cognitive disorders treated?
Treatment depends on the severity of your condition. You may need medicines to help decrease your symptoms, such as headaches or pain.
In today's show, we will continue our discussion on cognitive dissonance, but with an emphasis on what you either know, but ignore; or what you don't know, but should.
Today, I have as my guests one or more people that are active in the government in the State of Oregon to "reform" the laws and make them much more of what the American forefathers intended - simple and easy for the average person to understand and use.
Last week we opened the phone lines roughly a half hour into the show and we enjoyed our audience participation, so we plan to do so again, so have your questions and comments ready to participate!
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Does your thinking sometimes keep you from taking action when you want or when you know you should? Are you ready to shift your thinking and move forward? If yes, you don't want to miss this show. Dr. Pam Love is going to talk about cognitive distortions and how they can negatively impact your relationships and keep you from finishing the things that are in your heart to finish.
This Tuesday evening [in the Americas], we continue with our cognitive dissonance series.
In this program, I'm joined by Chad C. Meek and [hopefully] Michelle Vaughn to discuss the spiritual being which all of us are, but sadly limit. Somewhere deep inside ourselves, we know that we're more than we're allowing ourselves to be, whether our limitations come from how and what we're taught, or just limiting ourselves - for whatever reasons we've accepted. This will be our main topic of the evening, but we won't limit ourselves to only this.
After my guests and I discuss this for 30 to 45 minutes, we'll open the chat, phone and Skype lines for you, the audience to call in with your questions, comments... discussion.
See you then!
Join us for a conversation with disability advocate, Madelaine Sayko. We'll discuss cognitive, neurological, and psychological disabilities in the workplace, implementing comprehensive return-to-work programs, and how to foster better collaboration among organizations that provide services to individuals with brain injury.
Madelaine is President of Cognitive Compass, where her work is directed towards improving employment outcomes for challenged individuals in both the veteran and civilian community. She sits on the board of The Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania (ABIN-Pa) and is the Community Education Coordinator for Delaware County, PA. Madelaine authored a significant portion of the ABIN-Pa peer-to-peer training manual: Building a New Life After Brain Injury, and is a contributor to the brain injury guidebook: You Look Great, by John C. Byler. She has also written a caregivers guide that was used in brain injury training for social workers, and served on the Governor’s Brain Injury Recovery Task Force as Chair for Cross Collaboration of Services, and as a representative on the Stakeholders Committee.
**Here is the link to PA ODP Futures Planning Forums mentioned on today's show.
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Sarah Palmer is the director of NeuroConnect and is passionate about helping improve the lives of people living with brain injury.
While starting undergraduate studies, Sarah’s grandfather sustained a brain injury which, according to doctors, resulted in Alzheimer’s disease. Having experienced the mistakes made by families unknowing about legal issues and rehabilitation, Sarah has become passionate about rehabilitation and the education of families through NeuroConnect Magazine and other initiatives.
Since her personal experience with brain injury, Sarah has completed her BA in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Counseling, specializing in Behavioural Neuroscience. She continues her work with NeuroConnect as well as provides Cognitive Rehabilitation services and co-owns Barron Dacey Nursing & Home Care, which provides attendant care and nursing services in Ontario. For a free subscription to NeuroConnect see www.neuroconnect.ca
This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."
We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.
The front half of show is a featured guest. to join us in the discussion. The second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and www.facebook.com/braininjuryradionetwork
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