What To Do Immediately After An Injury
Nov22

What To Do Immediately After An Injury

The aftermath of an injury can be confusing, more so if you are dealing with an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Acting quickly and swiftly can make all the difference. Seek Immediate Medical Attention If there are other parties involved, and, should you need to take your case to court, the other person could claim that your worsened your injuries by failing to seek care promptly — and this could hurt...

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Managing Stress While Caring For An Injured Person
Nov20

Managing Stress While Caring For An Injured Person

Caring for an injured person can put stress on their families, and disrupt relationships — research shows that divorce is more prevalent in couples where one partner suffered a brain injury. It is obvious, then, than one of the main goals of rehabilitation should be to reduce stress — not just for the injured, but for the family. But how can you reduce stress in life after injury? No guilty feelings The first step to...

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Rethinking The Goal Of Rehabilitation — Redefine “Normal”
Nov19

Rethinking The Goal Of Rehabilitation — Redefine “Normal”

If you have a loved one who suffered a brain injury, you might be asking yourself — What should the goal of rehabilitation be? What can I do to ensure that I am helping, not hindering, the process? There is no “going back to normal” The first thing to understand about brain injury is, full recovery — “going back to normal” — is highly unlikely. A brain injury is not a broken bone, and, thus,...

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How To Find The “Right” Rehabilitation Program, Not The “Best”
Nov18

How To Find The “Right” Rehabilitation Program, Not The “Best”

“Where can I find the best rehabilitation program in the country?” is a very common question, one that families of those recovering from injury often ask — and it is easy to understand why. If there was a place, anywhere in the world, that would help our loved one get “back to normal”, who would not want to give it a try? The problem with seeking the “best” facility or physician is,...

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Recovering From Brain Injury Is An On-Going Process

Much has changed in the way we view, treat, and help brain injury victims. Many misconceptions, such as the myth that injury victims recover in only one year, have been disproved; and, every day, new research gives us insight into how we can better help those with brain injury. In her article, Recovering From Brain Injury, Judith Falconer, Ph.D., discusses some of the new (and old) ways in which medical professionals believe we can...

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