Your Weekly Dose of #5ThoughtsFriday: A description of what we think is important at BIAMD
BIAMD is embarking on its most ambitious Membership Drive in its 36 year history. Our "Make Membership Matter" Campaign is designed to bring sharper clarity and focus on the needs and desires of the families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals we were created to support.

To start the campaign, we have created a comprehensive online survey which are distributing to all of our members, prospective members, stakeholders, volunteers, and friends. Please take several minutes to tell us what you think and give us your ideas on how we can best serve Maryland's brain injury community as we charge forward in our 4th Decade of service. Thank you in advance for your time, talents, and support.
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More than 150 years ago, Paul Broca, a French physician, turned common wisdom regarding brain function on its head when he presented a unique patient case to the Société d'Anthropologie de Paris, a leading scientific society. At the time, many believed that the brain produced thought, emotion, and action in a holistic manner—that is, the entire organ was required for any and all of these functions. But after Broca described the autopsy results of an epileptic patient named Monsieur Leborgne, who, while still living, was only able to produce the word “tan,” he argued that speech function was localized to an area in the left frontal lobe. First year psychology students now know this small region as “Broca’s area,” or the cortex’s speech center, and that patient by the only word he was able to utter, “Tan.” In the decades to follow, other patient cases and neuroscientific investigations suggested that language, from speech production to grammatical understanding, largely resided in the left hemisphere of the brain. But now, a new study from New York University School of Medicine suggests that language processing may be less lateralized than once thought.

CLICK HERE to see more about Dr. Adeen Flinker's study.
Winner of this month's
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She and a guest will be heading to see 70's Supergroup "America" at the Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown, MD next week. Have a great time, and enjoy the show!
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Ikea is releasing a new product line designed to prevent deadly furniture accidents. Ikea is unveiling the new dressers, which come with built-in safety features, after the company recalled 29 million dressers in 2016 and again in 2017 following the deaths of eight toddlers. The children were crushed when Ikea’s furniture tipped over on them. One of the deadly designs remains on the market today.

The new product line, called Glesvar, includes three types of dressers. The first has an interlocking method similar to what you find in many filing cabinets: If you open one drawer, the dresser prevents you from opening any of the other drawers at the same time. This interlocking mechanism remains until the consumer has properly attached the dresser to the wall, so that there’s no chance of tip-over.

The second Glesvar dresser is similar to the first but more extreme: It won’t let you open any of the dresser’s drawers until you’ve secured it to the wall. The third design has only two legs and must be affixed to the wall completely, since the wall acts as a primary support for the dresser.

CLICK HERE t o see more on the design of injury prevention.
Call them Generation O,
the children growing up in families trapped in a relentless grip of addiction, rehab and prison.
Layla Kegg’s mother, back home after three weeks who knows where, says she’s done with heroin, ready for rehab and wants to be part of her daughter’s life. But Layla has heard all of this before and doesn’t believe a single word.

Layla’s trust was broken long ago, after years of watching her mother cycle in and out of addiction and rehab. And now this latest discovery: “I found a needle in your purse the other day,” says Layla, seated at her grandmother’s kitchen table, her arms crossed. “And Mamaw found two more in the dryer.”

A pause, and then a fitful tumble of excuses from her mom: she doesn’t know why the needles were there; they were only syringes, actually, and not needles; she was keeping them for a friend.

Layla, 17, rolls her eyes and sighs.

“It’s almost like you want me to be using,” her mother pleads tearfully, in a voice children more often use with their parents. “Everything I do is never going to be good enough, so what’s the point.”

Five days later, Layla’s mother, Nikki Horr, is gone again.

CLICK HERE to read more on what's evolving into the story of this generation.
What We are Reading We Think
You Might FInd Interesting
Brain damaged after a tragic car accident that took both her parents, Gibby McGraw is now NQR (Not Quite Right), a real challenge for a fledgling newspaper reporter. Especially when she stumbles upon the dead body of the next governor of Kentucky, Buster Malloy. 

Armed with her trusty spiral notebook and accompanied by her dog, Keeper, Gibby figures that solving the murder of Buster Malloy might be her best chance to prove to everyone that she can become Quite Right again. But she gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a world of corruption, racism, and family secrets in small town Shorewood. Luckily, she's also about to discover that some things are far more important than all the brains in the world, and that miracles occur in the most unexpected moments.

CLICK HERE to find out more.
5) Quote We Are Contemplating...

"What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things."

Please join us for an inspiring evening and silent auction to benefit the  Hobblejog Foundation   and its tremendous work of supporting individuals recovering from traumatic brain injuries.  
June 9, 2019; 5 - 7 PM
513 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard,
Severna Park, MD 21146)
The event is an opportunity to learn more about the Hobblejog Foundation   , meet with and interact with the Founder and be inspired by one of our amazing grant recipients.
In addition to the filling up on some of their signature favorites - can you say ‘best meatballs ever!!’ - you can also enjoy a complimentary tasting of LaPosta’s private wine label.
Just a few of the Silent Auction items that will be available include:
·          Designer handbags;
·          exquisite jewelry;
·          signed artwork;
·          gift and wine baskets;
·          a nautical themed sailcloth bag;
·          gift cards;
·          and collectibles.
So grab a plate, glass of wine and start bidding on your favorite silent auction items! Hope to see you there!

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