A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is life-changing on a physical, mental, and emotional level. Brain injuries can occur from physical trauma (ie, falling or being in a car accident), a stroke, or surgery. Headaches, vision problems, and limited-consciousness are all possible side effects.
Specific recovery practices will depend on each individual case, and a personalized care plan will ensure that anybody with a brain injury receives the proper healthcare afterwards.
Impacts of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injuries can result in mild to severe mental consequences. Specific areas that are impacted include:
- Problem Solving
- Ability to Learn New Information
- Reading and Writing
Physical functioning is also impacted after a brain injury. After a TBI, a person might experience:
- Changes in any of the five senses
- Muscle weakness
- Sleep problems
- Behavioral changes
- Changes in sexual functioning
- Full or partial paralysis
Traumatic brain injury recovery is no easy process. In fact, improvements may not be seen for the first six months. For this reason, ElderCare 4 Families recommends seeking out support from a professional caregiver.
Hiring a caregiver is one of the best recovery options for a patient who has experienced a traumatic brain injury. The support of a caregiver will help the patient with helping with medication reminders, helping with everyday needs like meals and personal care or other typical daily routines.
Caregivers can assist patients in maintaining a daily routine post-brain injury. Key activities, such as walking, reading, and speaking will boost cognitive functioning and overall strength.
When a person experiences a traumatic brain injury, all family members need to recover. Hiring a caregiver will relieve stress from spouses, siblings, and children to heal from the event.
Contact Elder Care
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