Here is a list of publications to help you learn more about living with brain injury. This includes factsheets, books people have written about their own experiences with brain injury, and self-help books on brain injury
Headway UK literature – 0115 9240800 call for booklets or go to https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/factsheets/
Lash and Associates Publishing – This is a US website which provides a wide range of publications and information as well as a blog – all about brain injury www.lapublishing.com
The Brain and Spine Foundation produce a series of publications which can be downloaded from their website http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/our-publications
Our Journey: A resource to keep all your child’s important information in one place
‘Encephalitis in Adults: A Guide’ outlines the consequences of the illness, services that can help, and how to get help
Brain injury Rehabilitation Trust Guide to Living for adults with brain injury
Self Help 4 Stroke – a self-management guide for people who have had a stroke
The Independence Pack – to help plan leaving hospital
My Stroke of Insight – Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist who suffered a stroke, and studied it as it happened.
Child Brain Injury Trust Factsheets http://childbraininjurytrust.org.uk/how-we-help/parent-and-professionals/factsheets/
Touching Distance – James Cracknell and Beverley Turner www.amazon.co.uk/Touching-Distance-James-Cracknell/dp/1780890931
Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahalan www.amazon.co.uk/Brain-On-Fire-Month-Madness/dp/0141975342
Where is the mango princess: A journey back from brain injury – Cathy Crimmins www.amazon.com/Where-Mango-Princess-Journey-Injury/dp/0375704426
Running Free: Breaking Out from Locked-in Syndrome – Kate Allatt www.amazon.com/Running-Free-Breaking-Locked-In-Syndrome/dp/1908006641
Life After Brain Injury: Survivors’ stories By Barbara A. Wilson, Jill Winegardner, Fiona Ashworth (2103)
Head Injury: A Practical Guide – Trevor Powell http://www.amazon.co.uk/Head-Injury-A-Practical-Guide/dp/0863883257
How can we talk to our children about Brain Injury? – Jo Johnson
Textbook of Rehabilitation. Barnes MP, Ward AB. (Eds) Oxford Medical Publications, Oxford, 2000
Handbook of Neurological Rehabilitation. Greenwood R, McMillan T, Barnes MP, Ward CD (Eds). Psychology Press, Hove 2002
Community Rehabilitation in Neurology. Barnes MP, Radermacher H (Eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2003
Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Medicine. Barnes MP, Ward AB (Eds). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2005. Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Medicine. Barnes MP, Ward AB (Eds).
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Rehabilitation. Ward AB, Barnes MP, Stark SC, Ryan S (Eds). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2009
Books for Children:
Elvin the Elephant who Forgets An illustrated book, suitable for younger children, that shows the struggles, emotions and confusion following an acquired brain injury. – Available from http://www.lapublishing.com/elvin-elephant-tbi-child/
Gilley the Giraffe … Who Changed http://www.encephalitis.info/files/4113/4936/5440/Gilley_book_final_sm.pdf
Jo Johnson publications ‘My Parent has a Brain Injury’ www.amazon.co.uk/My-Parent-Has-Brain-Injury/dp/0955758831
‘The injury that made me commit a crime’ By Stephen Menon, BBC Stories | A head injury not only left Byron Schofield physically and mentally scarred for life – it also set him on the path towards prison.
Mum Joins MPs Lobbying For Better Understanding Of Brain Injuries After Son’s School Battle By Jasmin Gray, Huffington Post | When 10-year-old Anson Mackay was left with a brain injury after being beaten over the head by one of his fellow primary school pupils, it was 10 months before he was well enough to return to a classroom.
Exclusive: Single protocol needed to treat brain injuries in sport, urges report By Jeremy Wilson, Telegraph