When a Loved One has a Concussion

When a Loved One has a Concussion

The recovery process can be quite difficult for someone with a concussion. Being supportive can make recovery easier for all parties, so here are some tips to help.

How Can You Support A Loved One With A Concussion

The recovery process can be quite difficult for someone with a concussion. Being supportive can make recovery easier for all parties, so here are some tips to help.

Be Patient

There are a number of concussion-related symptoms that your loved one may be experiencing that you can't see. Such as mood changes/swings and mental fogginess/confusion. The person can appear fine one moment and irritable or easily distracted the next, this can happen throughout the day and at different times. Just keep this in mind and try to be as patient and understanding as possible.

Follow The Doctor’s Plan

The doctor will prescribe the best concussion treatment plan in order to facilitate healing. Example, if your doctor recommends they stay awake during the day, don’t let your loved one sleep all day because they seem tired. Be sure to ask the doctor for clarification if you are unclear or don't understand their treatment plan.

Stay Positive

It’s important to positive as they go through recovery as there may be difficult moments during their recovery. An affirmative outlook can make a world of difference.

4 Things People with a Brain Injury Would Like to Hear...

Everyone's experience with traumatic brain injury is unique, but there are many common symptoms and emotions. Anger, fear, depression, and anxiety may be accompanied by difficulties with memory,pain, and the challenges of maintaining relationships.

1. I'm sorry you're not feeling well. What can I do to help you?

2. You are so strong. You will get through this and I will be here for you.

3. I will try my hardest to be patient and understanding.

4. Can I help you with the yard work or grocery shopping

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