Becoming a 'Sudden' Caregiver of a Loved OneWhether due to accident or illness, navigating this unfamiliar world can be dauntingIf the phone rings in my house after 9:30 p.m., chances are you'll have to peel me off the ceiling. My blood pressure rises, my adrenaline spikes, and my brain flips to “What if?” scenarios before I let out my breath. Such is the nature of trauma — my trauma, at least — the mental and physical whiplash that occurred when I was instantly thrust into the caregiving world with one phone call. READ MORE ==> ... See MoreSee Less
Guidelines for Better Communication with Brain-Impaired AdultsCommunicating with a loved one with a brain disorder can indeed be challenging. Finding the right words and getting your point across are difficult under normal circumstances. This difficulty is often compounded by your role as a caregiver. And although there are no easy solutions, following some basic guidelines should ease communication, and lower levels of stress both for you and for the care recipient. Source ==> ... See MoreSee Less
Communicating with a loved one with a brain disorder can indeed be challenging. Finding the right words and getting your point across are difficult under normal circumstances.This difficulty is often ...
Coping with Behavior Problems after Brain InjuryPeople with brain injuries may experience a range of neuropsychological problems following a traumatic brain injury. Depending on the part of the brain affected and the severity of the injury, the result for any one individual can vary greatly. Just as no two brains are alike, no two injuries are the same. Your loved one’s deficits following brain injury are completely unique, which makes a specific prognosis for recovery challenging. Source ==> ... See MoreSee Less
Reviewed by Claude Munday, Ph.D., William Lynch, Ph.D., and John Haller, Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Project. Updated April 2020, by Carol Welsh, MPA, CBIS, Services For Brain Injury, San J...
Huntington’s Disease Caregiver Resource GuideThis article provides useful tools to help you care for an adult living with Huntington’s Disease (HD). It is based on the video, Huntington’s Disease Caregivers: You’re Not Alone. You may not feel prepared for this role but know that there are resources and a community of HD caregivers to help you. Source ==> ... See MoreSee Less
Huntington’s DiseaseHuntington’s Disease (HD), also called Huntington’s chorea, is an inherited brain disorder that results in loss of physical control and mental capacity. Symptoms typically appear between the ages of 30 and 50, but may appear earlier or later. HD is characterized by progressive physical, cognitive and psychological deterioration. Source ==> ... See MoreSee Less