Our Services

CEREBRUM offers a wide range of services for people suffering from brain injury and for their dependents/family members.
Our primary focus centers on supporting the physical and mental recovery of sufferers with the aim of restoring impared or lost abilities, we also place high importance on supporting the personal empowerment and independence of our clients while solving daily tasks.
Our organisation provides easily accessible sources of information and provides crucial advice about correct methods and approach for the families and carers nurturing brain injury sufferers.

Choose from our current offer of services:

Rehabilitative - reconditioning programme

Within the framework of our Rehabilitative - reconditioning programme, we train participants to anticipate their difficulties better and develop compensationary strategies that help them overcome their imparments. Participants amplify their capacities which were impared by brain injury, improve their communication skills and gain abilities needed for asserting oneself in daily life. The psychosocial impact is very positive in that it reduces social isolation, which is a frequent condition that brain injury often leads to.
Self-help groups for family members
The basic principle of self-help activities is to provide a space for mutually  supportive sharing of experience by family members and carers of loved ones after brain injury. The concept of self-help groups is based on first hand knowledge and that the impact of family life after brain injury and problems which the family must face are best understood by members of the family. The main motive is to share experience, search for common solutions and to provide support. Integral to the process is the important fact that meeting with other carers can in itself provide rest from the often physically and mentally demanding carework involved.

Counselling

Within the framework of the project Information support and counselling we provide advice in support of people after brain injury and their families through personal consultation with a psychologist, telephone consultations, and internet consulting. We are also trying to raise public awareness of the issues surrounding acquired brain damage.

Lectures

Awareness raising about the consequences of brain damage and the possibilities of therapy or care is further increased through regular lectures by experts working with people after brain injury and their families.
Newsletter Makovice
Newsletter Makovice has been published regularly since the end of the year 2007. The purpose of  publishing it is primarily to increase  the informantion available not only to people suffering brain damage,but also their families and professional society on the issue of brain damage.  It contains relevant information about current issues relating to the rehabilitation, care and overall quality of life after brain injury. The newsletter is also a means of informing readers of the activities of CEREBRUM.

Recovery stays

CEREBRUM organises Recondition stays since the year 2008, usually 1 week and 2 weekend stays yearly.

Library

CEREBRUM owns a number of books which may be to the benefit of carers or people who are in contact with people after brain injury. Part of our library is also dedicated to foreign literature on brain injury, which can be used by any parties concerned, be they from the scope, specialists or students.

Publications

One of CEREBRUM’s primary aims is to provide information and raise awareness about brain injury among experts and the general public. To fulfil this aim CEREBRUM publishes educational and informative materials, such as brochures, books, information leaflets, reports from our projects and events etc.
Below stated publications are available in Czech language, they are free of charge (only postage & packaging is charged). Publications may be ordered at info@cerebrum2007.cz, we would be happy to send them to you.


Consciousness disturbances after brain injury: How you can help
(available only in Czech; Poruchy vědomí po poranění mozku: Jak můžete pomoci) is a brochure covering the basic facts about brain injury, hospital services and neurorehabilitation accompanied by a sample program of basal stimulation of an unconscious person. The brochure focuses also on basic domestic nursing and physiotherapy, availability of compensatory aids and questions of financial reimbursement and social benefits.




Brain Injury: What next?
(available only in Czech; Poranění mozku: A co dál?) This is brochure is designed not only for those who have suffered brain injury, but also for their dependants and carers. The brochure outlines basic information about brain injury, the most common consequences and rehabilitation options. It offers many recommendations and strategies that might help people overcome these obstacles.





This collection comprises of contributions to the international conference Life after Brain Injury (available only in Czech; Život po poranění mozku) that was organised by CEREBRUM on March 12 2009 in the premises of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. This is a collection of contributions by experts, acquired brain injury (ABI) sufferers and their dependants who participated at the conference. Many of the articles are available in both original and translated versions.




e-makovice
is an Occasional Magazine published since 2007 notably to expand awareness  of acquired brain injury (ABI), current issues concerning convalescence, health care, living with ABI in general and also the activities of CEREBRUM among people with ABI, their families and the professional public.






How to do Cognitive Rehabilitation (translated to Czech from English original; Jak provádět trénink kognitivních funkcí) is a publication deeply concerned with both theoretical and practical issues of Cognitive Rehabilitation after ABI. Unique in the Czech Republic, it provides valuable advice to everyone who needs to grasp the issue and familiarize themselves with appropriate exercises and techniques for their patients. Even though the publication is rather voluminous it stays intelligible to a wide public and therefore can be used by carers as well as therapists.

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