Tag : Accommodations

Migraine Accommodations Benefit Brain Health for all Employees

How do migraine accommodations benefit brain health for all employees?   Sarah reports to her manager, Katherine, that she has been struggling to work with migraine. Sarah is an excellent employee, and Katherine wants to offer support to prevent Sarah from having to leave the company. However, Katherine knows relatively little about migraine and which potential measures can be provided. She worries that providing accommodations may be costly and may…

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How to Request Workplace Accommodations

What are workplace accommodations? According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, “A reasonable accommodation is any change to the application or hiring process, to the job, to the way the job is done, or the work environment that allows a person with a disability who is qualified for the job to perform the essential functions of that job and enjoy equal employment opportunities.” Examples of workplace accommodations for migraine include…

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Optimizing Brain Health in the Office

Bringing Brain Care to the Front of Migraine  Have you ever been in a meeting when it was shared that a coworker was out for the day due to a migraine? Let’s call her Lucy. Claudia makes a remark about it just being a headache and infers that Lucy probably just didn’t have her work done or wanted the day off. Jeronimo rolls his eyes and asks when she will…

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Accommodations for Migraine in the Workplace

Accommodations can not only help make working through a migraine attack more bearable, but they can also help prevent migraine attacks, which is, of course, the best option.  Accommodations are never one-size-fits-all. Each person has unique triggers and symptoms of migraine. To find which accommodations may work for you, create a list of both of these areas. For example, perfumes and a lack of sleep may trigger an attack. Once…

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Working Well With Migraine – A Toolkit

An excerpt from the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), Migraine Patient Toolkit: Living Well with Migraine - Work Wellness, written by Melissa Laitner, PhD, SWHR Director of Science Policy No matter when, where, or how you work, migraine can interfere with your productivity and ability to perform both at work and at school. How to talk about migraine with your employer Consider the benefits and risks of disclosure, and remember…

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How to Create a Healthy Home Office

An excerpt from Migraine Again, How to Create a Healthy Home Office,  written by PeggySue Wells. 5 Steps to Set up a Home Office that Works 1 – Get Ergonomics Right […] Once the furniture is in place for good ergonomic work posture, sit similar to the common position used when driving a car: feet flat, legs extended, and body leaning back slightly. When typing on a computer and reading from the monitor,…

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