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Can you help a loved one cope with a traumatic brain injury?

If you have a loved one who has recently been the victim of a traumatic brain injury in Louisiana, you may be wondering how you can help them. Fortunately, your concern, sensitivity and attentiveness can allow you to provide relief in many forms as you help to expedite their healing process.

According to the Huffington Post, there are many ways that you can offer your support and encouragement to a loved one who is suffering from a TBI. These include the following:

  • Offer a ride: You may consider offering to drive your loved one to his or her doctor or therapy appointments. You never know how this type of support can provide comfort, especially if your loved one is new to treatment and is experiencing some anxiety about visiting the doctor.
  • Provide an outlet: Come up with a list of ideas of fun things to do that will help get your loved one out of the house. Some suggestions include a walk in the park, going to see a movie, visiting a local museum or even some window shopping. By providing an activity for your loved one to look forward to, you can help him or her to remain focused on the positive and optimistic about the future.
  • Help with everyday needs: Often, for traumatic brain injury patients, some of the hardest tasks to complete are the everyday ones. You can offer to help your loved one with grocery shopping, organizing financials, caring for children or even cleaning his or her house to provide relief from unnecessary stress.

Regularly reaffirm your commitment to help and your desire for your loved one to heal and thrive. Doing so will provide encouragement and motivation to keep working through a devastating injury.

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. 

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