Traumatic brain injuries alter family dynamics

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  • Traumatic brain injuries alter family dynamics
    Traumatic brain injuries alter family dynamics
    If a beloved family member was in an accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the entire family is affected by the aftermath. For many families, the loving relationships they shared with the injured person are irrevocably altered. A TBI can disrupt a marriage and even lead to a divorce. Such may be the case whether the victim is...
  • Minor brain injuries can cause major damage
    Minor brain injuries can cause major damage
    Suffering any kind of brain injury is a serious matter, and requires direct, timely medical treatment to minimize the damage to the victim. Of course, major brain injuries are the most dangerous, but they are also the easiest to identify, because the victim will almost certainly present clear symptoms that indicate something is seriously wrong. However, mild brain injuries often...
  • Tips for caregivers of brain injury patients
    Tips for caregivers of brain injury patients
    Brain injuries are not just devastating for the victims but also for their family members and other loved ones. Often, family members become the primary caregivers of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients in the weeks and months following the medical event affecting their loved ones. Below are some tips for getting through the uncertain days and weeks following your loved one's TBI....
  • How can a mild brain injury ruin relationships?
    How can a mild brain injury ruin relationships?
    After victims suffer a mild brain injury, they may not realize for some time that they actually face a serious recovery. Unlike many other injuries, mild brain injuries may not begin causing problems for days or even weeks after the injury occurs, making them difficult to diagnose and treat, often until the victim suffers significant avoidable losses. In great part,...
  • Traumatic brain injuries may take time to show symptoms
    Traumatic brain injuries may take time to show symptoms
    With the majority of serious injuries, you know right away that there is something wrong. Broken bones, for example, can cause excruciating pain or may even leave a limb unable to support any weight. Spinal cord injuries could immediately impact your ability to use your lower body. Cuts and penetrating wounds will produce extreme pain, as well as bleeding. Traumatic...
  • Care and therapy after a serious brain injury
    Care and therapy after a serious brain injury
    Imagine that you suffered a serious brain injury in a motor vehicle accident. The more you look into your treatment options, the more kinds of therapies you'll find available. However, these therapies – although many of them are effective – tend to cost a great deal of money. Fortunately, for those whose brain injuries happened as a result of a...
  • How might a mild brain injury affect a working professional?
    How might a mild brain injury affect a working professional?
    Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur any time a person suffers a blow to the head, and may cause a wide range of symptoms, some of which may seriously compromise the victim's ability to do his or her job. While this is true for just about any line of work, professionals who perform mentally taxing work and must maintain...
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