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How can I help my signifcant other live with a TBI?

If you are the spouse or partner of a person in Louisiana who has experienced a traumatic brain injury, perhaps after a serious motor vehicle accident, you will know that life as you once lived it will be forever changed. The exact challenges that your loved one may face might be slightly different than someone else with a TBI but there are often types of tasks that present common challenges to people with TBIs. Learning how to work around these will be important for you and your partner.

Brainline notes that tracking time is one of the things often hard for a TBI patient to do. Using a timer or means of providing alerts at certain time stamps can help your partner stay on track and know when to move to a new event, activity or task. Many people find technology a great asset as there are apps to track time and also to manage appointments and daily activities.

Any activity or task that involves more than one step should be broken down into very simple steps. It may be helpful to write out instructions or reminders and have them always available. Even labelling light switches in a home can avoid confusion and prevent problems.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to help people who have family members living with the results of a traumatic brain injury find ways to manage their daily lives effectively and fully despite the limitations they may face due to their TBI.


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