One of the most devastating things people face when dealing with a loved one’s traumatic brain injury is that their injured loved ones may look “normal” or “uninjured,” but not behave like they used to. Many families grieve, but are unsure of what they should be grieving, or are confused about what it is they have lost. In this CareNote, there are seven helpful ways you can help a loved one cope with TBI: “Remember that you are not alone,” “It’s OK to grieve,” “Know their limits–and yours,” “Keep a memory book,” ” Spirituality and prayer can be vital,” “Take care of yourself,” “Watch for signs something may be wrong.”
by Rev. Charles Barnes, SJ, M.Div., BCC and Chaplain Robert J. Thomas, D.Min., BCC.