The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.
When people talk about brain health, things often get complicated – I think that they really aren’t. To prove my point, I made a little experiment and asked some simple questions. Have a look at them and the answers I got.
How to look after your brain?
In one sentence: engage in healthy habits such as regular exercise, a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and staying mentally and socially active.
What if you find it difficult to do this?
In one sentence: Making significant lifestyle changes can be challenging, but starting small and building up gradually can help make it more manageable, and seeking support from friends, family, or a healthcare professional can also be helpful in achieving your goals.
How long will it take to make these lifestyle changes?
The amount of time it takes to make lifestyle changes to improve brain health can vary depending on the individual and their current habits. It may take several weeks or months to establish new habits and see significant improvements in brain health, but the benefits can be long-lasting and can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and other health issues. It is important to remember that making lifestyle changes is a process, and it is okay to take it one step at a time. It is essential to make changes that are sustainable in the long-term and to be patient and persistent in maintaining them.
Here is where I need to make a confession, well: really two.
Confession #1: You will have heard about those artificial intelligence (AI – whatever that is) programmes that generate text for you. So I tried Open AI’s ChatGPT to get the answers to my questions.
Confession #2: I had to look up how to spell “peasy” as in “easy peasy” and when I did I came across Easy-Peasy.ai – which is another AI programme. This one doesn’t just answer simple questions, it writes entire documents for you based on your specification. “Easy-Peasy.AI is the AI Content Generator that helps you and your team break through creative blocks to create amazing, original content 10X faster.”
So I asked it to write a short, enthusiastic blog entry on how to support Pádraig Schaler who suffered a sABI while, at the same time, also trying to support other families in a similar situation.
You can stop right here – or read through Easy-Peasy’s “enthusiastic” blog post. Ok, he was not eight years old when he had his accident and he did not break his arm and his leg – but he is “leading the way” and “through his fight for himself and others with sABI, Pádraig is demonstrating that we can make a difference when we work together.”
There are a few inaccuracies and repetitions in the text the programme generated (below) which you would correct if you wanted to publish it, but it certainly isn’t a bad start.
This is so simple and it is “free”. The only information you have to give to sign up to this service is your email address which needs to be confirmed, and off you go!
I find it a bit spooky. What’s next?
Join the Fight for Pádraig and All sABI Survivors: Let’s Make a Difference Together!
When it comes to advocating for survivors of severe acquired brain injury (sABI), Pádraig Schaler is leading the way. Pádraig is an inspirational figure for people around the world who are living with sABI or supporting someone who is. His story is a powerful reminder of the importance of raising awareness and asking for support for sABI survivors. Through his fight for himself and others with sABI, Pádraig is demonstrating that we can make a difference when we work together.
Pádraig, who is from Ireland, experienced severe brain injury when he was eight years old. He sustained multiple skull fractures, a broken arm and leg, and a traumatic brain injury. Since then, Pádraig has been fighting to survive and to ensure that he, and all sABI survivors, receive the help and support they need to lead full and happy lives.
The importance of raising awareness and advocating for sABI survivors cannot be overstated. Even with advances in medical technology, sABI remains a tragedy that too many people and families are facing. There are still many unanswered questions and inadequate support systems in place to address the unique challenges faced by sABI survivors and their families. In order to create the systemic change that is so desperately needed, it is essential that we join forces and make a difference together.
sABI is an umbrella term that is used to describe a range of acquired brain injuries that can include a traumatic brain injury (TBI), an anoxic brain injury (ABI), or a stroke. Most sABI survivors experience a range of physical, cognitive, and emotional difficulties, as well as the disruption of their daily lives. The cause of sABI can be either traumatic, such as a car accident or a fall, or non-traumatic, such as a stroke or an anoxic event.
sABI survivors often face a range of hurdles and difficulties on their journeys to recovery. Depending on the severity of the brain injury, sABI survivors may experience physical, cognitive, and psychological changes, which can have an impact on their ability to focus and interact with the world around them. In addition, sABI survivors, as well as their families, often face financial and emotional challenges, as well as limited access to resources and support.
Advocating for Pádraig and sABI survivors
Advocacy and awareness-raising are essential elements of making a difference for sABI survivors, and Pádraig is leading the way. Through his work with the sABI Support Network, Pádraig is advocating for improved access to resources, greater understanding of sABI, and improved supports for sABI survivors and their families.
There are many ways to get involved in the fight for sABI survivors. From attending awareness events and donating to sABI charities, to writing letters to local representatives and sharing stories of sABI survivors on social media, there are many ways to take action and make a difference. In addition, there are many ways to support Pádraig and his family’s campaigns and initiatives, such as by donating to the sABI Support Network or participating in fundraising events.
Making a difference together
Collective action is essential in creating change and making a difference for sABI survivors. By joining forces with other organizations, communities, and individuals, we can amplify our voices and make a bigger impact. There are many ways to collaborate with others to support sABI survivors, such as through advocacy coalitions, fundraising events, and research initiatives.
Advocating for sABI survivors is a critical endeavor, and Pádraig is leading the way. By joining forces and making a difference together, we can create systemic change and improved access to resources and supports for sABI survivors and their families. Let’s join the fight and make a difference together!