Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Consumer Family Conferenfce

Journey to Wellness: Body. Balance. Being.
Saturday, November 14
1 to 3 p.m.
Online Educational Session

This free conference is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family members and loved ones to participate in virtual workshops and sessions that focus on innovations in the world of brain injury care, therapy and rehabilitation.

1 p.m. - Welcome and Education and Community Outreach Department Updates
Presented by Paula St John, MA, CBIS, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

1:05 p.m. - Public Policy Updates
Presented by Jeff Nachbar, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

1:20 p.m. - Aging and TBI
Presented by Richard J. Young, PhD, LP, Rehabilitation Psychologist, Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Center

After the initial outcomes of brain injury are experienced, many patients and their families begin to question "What comes next?" This presentation reviews recent literature regarding the potential impacts of brain injury across the lifespan, with attention to how these may differ from normal aging. Additionally, effective strategies for optimal, life-long brain health are discussed.

2:10 p.m. - Symptom Management and Sensory Overstimulation
Presented by Nicole St John, OTR/L, Hennepin Healthcare TBI Program

This presentation will address common challenges following a mild traumatic brain injury with emphasis on the individual, their environment and their occupations/roles in daily life. We will discuss symptom management from an occupational therapy perspective to promote continued independence with personal tasks and goals. Discussion will cover common symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury, strategies for energy management, screen use and multi-sensory task participation.

There is no cost for this conference. You will receive a web link to the conference after registering. Click here to register today, or call our offices at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

Presented with support from Hennepin Healthcare.