Living With Brain Injury – Checklists for Families on Caregiving

Brain Injury Category >> By Marilyn Lash Living with a person who has a brain injury means that families now have multiple roles as caregivers as well as being a parent, spouse, sibling or child. These dual roles can be demanding, frustrating, confusing and exhausting. The routines at home must change as families learn how … Continue reading Living With Brain Injury – Checklists for Families on Caregiving

Tools to Help With Recovery For Brain Injury

Brain Injury and Music Category With both clinical and scientific research, it has been proven that there are benefits with music. It is one of the tools that has been discovered that help benefit those who have been victims of a brain injury. It helps to re-organize the structure of the brain. Music, such as … Continue reading Tools to Help With Recovery For Brain Injury

Stroke From the Eyes of a Family Caregiver

Family Caregiver Category Stroke from the eyes of a family caregiver is a different story all together. When asked of the best word to describe their situation after the stroke, one common word surfaces: devastating. This is how Dymphna Sena recalls the time her father suffered his second stroke, which really made her family feel … Continue reading Stroke From the Eyes of a Family Caregiver

Support for Survivors and Caregivers After Brain Injury – A Program With 12 Life Themes

Brain Injury Category Too often, a person is defined by their condition or disability. Many survivors of traumatic brain injury report that others see their disability first and the person second. When the disability is physical, the effects may be visible such as difficulty walking or using an arm. While communication impairments are less visible … Continue reading Support for Survivors and Caregivers After Brain Injury – A Program With 12 Life Themes

Practical Tips For Stroke Patients and Their Caregivers

When someone you love has a stroke, your biggest concern is taking care of them in the best way possible. While it is possible for stoke recovery to take place, there are many times when things seem to be different. To take the necessary safety precautions in the home so as to prevent stroke patients … Continue reading Practical Tips For Stroke Patients and Their Caregivers

Care After Brain Injury and Rehabilitation – What’s Available, What to Expect , What You Should Know

Initial Expectations at the Hospital After the onset of injury, the first course of treatment will be at the hospital. Imaging studies will examine the brain to look for trauma or dysfunction. A CT (computerized tomography) scan examines the brain structures. This imaging study will reveal an area of injury/dysfunction due to stroke or other … Continue reading Care After Brain Injury and Rehabilitation – What’s Available, What to Expect , What You Should Know