In addition to those listed below, most pages at TBI Resources have recommended books listed in the far right column specific to the section's topic.
Books About Head Trauma, Brain Injuries
- Coping With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0895297914/skdesigns/
By Diane Roberts Stoler, Barbara Albers Hill. Avery Penguin Putnam Publishers.
This book explains what it's really like to live with a brain injury and the reality that the term “mild” has nothing to do with the severity of the life-altering impact of a “mild” traumatic brain injury. Stoler is a brain injury survivor and psychologist, and Hill is a psychologist and writer. Recommended for brain injury survivors, families, friends, professionals, and anyone wishing to gain insight about how a brain injury impacts a person's daily life. Also visit Dr. Diane's website. http://www.health-helper.com/
- Head Injury: The Facts: A Guide for Families and Care-Givers http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0192627139/skdesigns/
By D. M. A. Gronwall, Philip Wrightson, Peter Waddell. Oxford Medical Publications.
This book explains the effects of injury in non-technical terms and, where possible, suggests practical ways of overcoming these effects. It also covers the stages of recovery, impact on families, long-term adjustments, getting back to work (for those who are able to do so), and more.
- Over My Head : A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0836254198/skdesigns/
by Claudia L. Osborn. Fascinating autobiography by well-known Claudia Osborn of her journey through a life-altering brain injury, rehab, and beyond. Inspirational, insightful, and helpful for TBI survivors, friends, family, and professionals. Highly recommended reading. Also visit Claudia Osborn's website. http://www.claudiaosborn.com/
Books to Help Improve Cognition, Memory
- Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot: Unleashing Your Brain's Potential http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0609604457/skdesigns/
By Richard Restak, MD. Restak explains how to exercise and use your brain to help overall cognition, from learning to play a musical instrument to playing chess, jigsaw puzzles, a wide range of reading, and much more.
- The Memory Workbook: Breakthrough Techniques to Exercise Your Brain and Improve Your Memory http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1572242582/skdesigns/
by Douglas J. Mason Psy. D., Michael Lee Kohn, Karen A. Clark.
Through innovative techniques, exercises, games, and puzzles, readers learn how to maximize the receptiveness of their senses, focus on what is important and block out what isn't, rehearse and imprint information, and use visual imagery to retain experiences. The latest scientific findings on memory provide a wealth of information on medications, memory disorders, and resources for additional help.