TBI and the cerebellum – (Posted late on 12/30 from 12/29)

I suppose TBI (traumatic brain injury) is a topic that I like to study for so many reasons. First and foremost, my eldest son, Reese, is studying to become a surgeon for the U.S. Army. For that reason alone TBI fascinates me. Not only is TBI prevalent amongst the military crowd that have served tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and the like, but it is also a topic that Reese is studying from many different angles.

But, the thing is that many others besides soldiers can get an injury that is equated to TBI in a variety of ways. Many times, all it takes for an elder is to fall hard and clunk their head. Because of a bad fall, the cerebellum can be affected which in turn can cause a lot of issues with the human body.

Since the cerebellum helps with the coordination of voluntary motor movement, balance, equilibrium and muscle tone, if it is damaged, one can only anticipate what will happen to the rest of the human body. Without many of these things, a human will have a hard time operating in real life.

If your client has taken a bad fall, it is up to you to help them discuss this with their medical personnel – especially if it has happened on your watch! Not doing so would go directly against the fact you are trying to show your clients that With Age Comes Respect!

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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