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Four-Finger Approach Helps You Remember to Secure Your Gear Post-Brain Injury

Four-Finger Approach Helps You Remember to Secure Your Gear Post-Brain Injury

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Hey guys, it's Adam. I just wanted to share with you a strategy that I think is really helpful for remembering important items and making sure you don't leave the house without things or if you're out, that when you're leaving the location you don't forget things, essentially securing your gear. For people after a brain injury a lot of times it's difficult to remember some of even most basic things like your wallet or your keys when you leave somewhere. So one strategy that I picked up at the Department of Veteran's Affairs Occupational Therapy Program is actually what I call the 4 finger approach, but maybe 3 fingers or maybe 5 fingers, it doesn't really matter. But for me it's 4 and so wallet, keys, cell phone, and sunglasses. So whenever I leave somewhere or whenever I leave the house, I make sure 1-2-3-4 that I have everything, and it's been really helpful for me. I haven't lost anything yet so I hope it's equally helpful for you. Thanks so much.

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Adam learned to implement his "four-finger approach" — something he learned in OT at the VA — so he never forgets his wallet, keys, cellphone, and sunglasses.

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Hi, I’m Adam Anicich

I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.

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