As a caregiver for someone with any type of medical condition, life can be very hard. Care-giving can be a 24-hour job, with no respite whatsoever. On top of that, you have to organize, clean, feed your family, and carry out all the usual tasks associated with running a home and bringing up a family, and those tasks can quite possibly happen while you’re also holding down a job.
Who Cares for the Carer?
You should always think about caring for yourself. Studies have shown that approximately 87% of carers say caring for someone has a negative impact on their own health. If you’re in no fit state to look after yourself, how will you look after someone else? While it’s difficult, try and set aside some time for yourself, just so that you can at least recharge your batteries.
Family & Friends
Utilize that family and friend network. Don’t be afraid to ask people for help and don’t think that asking is a sign of weakness. It is instead a sign of understanding your own position and realizing that you just may not be able to do everything. You’re not Superman or Wonder Woman.
A traumatic brain injury can affect many different aspects of life. Depending on the severity or the type of injury, a TBI can even affect the personality of the person who has suffered it. It is hard to watch a loved one go through such tough times, but it is equally as hard to cope yourself.
When joining our community, you will be welcomed by others who know exactly what you’re going through. We know how difficult and overwhelming something like a traumatic brain injury can be to deal with, whether as a carer or someone suffering from a TBI. Always friendly, always able to give real world advice – join our community today.