Brain injuries can take on a number of forms, and they affect everyone differently. If someone you know and love suffers from a traumatic brain injury, there are things you can do to help. At TryMunity, our team offers a few ways you can make a difference.
Understand the Effects
In cases where the injury is severe, people with a traumatic brain injury may have trouble communicating for a number of reasons. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), these injuries can result in hearing loss and headaches as well as communication problems. It is possible they may have difficulty finding the words they need, according to the organization. Being aware of the individual’s struggles may help friends and family members more effectively communicate with them.
Ask What You Can Do
Do not be afraid to ask how you can help. If the injury is severe, ask the person who regularly cares for your loved one. According to the ASHA, part of the individual’s healing will focus on teaching friends and family members how to interact with their loved one, and, eventually, participating in activities. Find out what role you can play to help recovery.
One way anyone can help someone, regardless of if they have a traumatic brain injury or a concussion, is to help educate other people. It is important for those affected to get help when they need it, and for other people to understand the affliction. Please join our TryMunity community today to see how you can make a difference. Visit us at http://community.trymunity.com.