How did we move on after we were sucker punched by a health issue? After the shock wears off, you just put your big girl or boy pants on and drive on! When I share with people that my husband has a brain injury, many will ask if he had an accident. If I just […]
Many individuals will find they have mental health changes after a brain injury or stroke. Personalities change and often the individual and the people in their lives were not prepared for this, on top of having to deal with the after effects of the event itself.
So I will let you in on a little secret…any doctor or prescriber who is confident in what they do would welcome input from the caregiver! ALWAYS! You spend the most amount of time with this person. You have known them longer than we have. Please, speak up.
I understand how this seems either too easy or impossible if you are a 24/7 caregiver. My own journey has not been seamless and I am a professional healthcare provider. However, I can share with you that either way this is hard! So I chose my “hard” everyday.
Brain injury can come in many different forms. From a traumatic brain injury, like a concussion to a medically acquired brain injury, such as a stroke, it can show up unexpectedly and without mercy. It doesn’t mean that you can’t do things to improve someone’s recovery after an event. There are many foods and vitamins […]
For anyone who has either experienced or seen someone they love experience loss of cognition and function due to the devastation of a brain injury knows how overwhelming the prognosis can be. Often, whether the injury was a result of trauma, like an accident or disease, like a stroke, we are never prepared to see […]