by STEVE HEIKKILA
Sour pickles. Brine pickles. New York deli Kosher dill pickles. The old-fashioned dill pickles your grandparents used to fish out of a big barrell down at the general store. What do these pickles have in common? They’re lacto-fermented dill pickles.
During the holidays, families come together from near and far to celebrate the season. Often it is also a time when family members begin to notice subtle changes in loved ones that were not apparent before.
When someone is confined to their home due to convalescence from an illness, recovery from surgery, or chronic illness or disability, their world shrinks considerably. It’s easy to become disconnected from others and the world in general.
It has been said that brain injury doesn’t have a face until it happens to you or someone that you love. Unfortunately, we, at the Brain Injury Alliance of Montana (BIAMT), have seen the truth in that statement every day for the last 30 years.