THE SILENT EPIDEMIC

What Everyone Should Know About Brain Injury

by Mark John Condon


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Softcover
$27.95
Hardcover
$49.95
E-Book
$6.95
Softcover
$27.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/30/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781664153035
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781664153028
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781664153011

About the Book

Every year over 50,000 people will die from brain injury. Annually, one million more brain injury survivors will suffer long-term disability. Yet those closest to neurological research aimed at “understanding the brain” say that to date researchers have only scratched the surface. There is an urgent need for rehabilitation professionals to be much better informed about the personal consequences of brain injury. The dysfunctions associated with brain injury can be subtle, complex, and wide ranging in their effects on quality of life for both survivors and their families. Doctors attest that what Mark John Condon has learned through his brain injury experience and shared in The Silent Epidemic: What Everyone Should Know about Brain Injury is something they could never have learned in all their years of studies. This book could not be published at a better time, since education is recognized as the greatest preventive measure against future brain injuries. Severe brain injury will cost a survivor, his or her family and the community millions dollars over the survivor’s lifetime; it is costing trillions of dollars to the nation as a whole. That is for existing medical approaches. Mark Condon, however, has searched out, put together, and followed an effective protocol for recovery and rehabilitation that is much less expensive and with which he has broken and dramatically surpassed conventional medical rehabilitation records.


About the Author

Mark John Condon was born in 1958 in Ontonagon, Michigan, the son of Tom and Dorothy Condon. His father Tom, the son of John and Mary Condon, was raised in Hancock, Michigan, and his mother Dorothy, the daughter of Frank and Mary Domitrovich, was raised 50 miles away in Ontonagon, Michigan. No one can understand Mark without knowing about the core of his existence, the close-knit, resilient family he grew up in. Mark interacted more often with his mother’s side of the family, which is now more than ten times bigger than his father’s side of the family. Specifically, he spent a considerable part of his early life either doing anything and everything there was to do on his Grandpa Domitrovich’s farm or else in the woods under the supervision of his lumberjack uncles and with his cousins Jerry and Tom Domitrovich, who were the age of Mark and his brother Dan respectively