Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is life-altering, and many survivors must re-learn everyday tasks that once came easily. The consequences of traumatic brain injury are unpredictable, and they can often affect how a person acts, thinks, and feels. For example, a person who was once vivacious and talkative may become withdrawn and quiet following a brain injury. Similarly, a person who was once an excellent pianist may not remember how to play a note.
These changes can be very emotional for both the person suffering from brain injury as well as his or family. The Brain Injury Association of America notes a few important things for families to remember when helping a loved one recover from a brain injury, including:
- A person with a brain injury is a person first
- No two brain injuries are exactly the same
- The effects of a brain injury are complex and vary greatly from person to person
- The effects of a brain injury depend on such factors as cause, location, and severity
Many people recovering from brain injury may need some assistance at home to help them keep up with activities of daily living and get back on their feet. A professional home care agency, like Regency Home Care of North Atlanta, can help care for a person recovering from a brain injury. Contact us to learn more about our home care services.
In honor of Traumatic Brain Injury Month, watch this touching video of how one TBI survivor overcame her trauma.