Psychotherapy, cognitive training, and medication management are some options which can help address these problems and allow TBI survivors to enhance their independence and regain a quality lifestyle.Family as well as social education and support remain key variables in promoting improved social functioning.
I remember wondering if the courthouse/elopement scenario would feel generic and unemotional, but when Judge Mullen said, "The union into which you two are now about to enter is the closest and tenderest into which a human being can come," I was a goner. And yet even in a major city like Los Angeles, there is no social worker to take your family's hands after a diagnosis, no instructional program to attend, no support whatsoever for how to deal with this monolithic event. I could not find one active support group specifically for the spouses or families of the brain-injured or for the brain-injured himself.
We offer a free-standing facility, acute behavior hospital, supervised apartments and houses, and neurohost homes.
Most traumatic brain injuries result in damage to the brain because the brain ricochets inside the skull during the impact of an accident. Sometimes Pete could barely tolerate talking, and silence became a big part of our lives. It was a brutal experience for him, for me, for our family, one that shook us all to the core.
Together with colleague Claire Williams, Wood set out to examine this phenomenon objectively.
Based on the severity of their injuries, victims of TBIs can often have their entire social experience disrupted if not destroyed.