CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 2, 2009

Online Sites for Caretakers & Families of Brain Injury Victims

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

ONLINE SITES FOR

CARETAKERS & FAMILIES OF BRAIN INJURY VICTIMS

 

     During the past year, both my sister and the spouse of my high school friend of many (and I won’t say how many) years fell victim to brain injuries. My sister experienced a stroke, which left her with apraxia, eg. speech problems. My friend’s husband fell on thin ice (black ice?) covered with a dusting of snow. Both my sister and my friend asked me to look up Internet sites for them. Below are some sites that might prove valuable for caretakers of those persons who have experienced a brain injury. (Later, I will write something on apraxia.) Following the site list are two excerpts, including one on personality changes that occur in brain injury victims.
     I hope that my readers will never have to experience being caretakers of a brain-injury victim. However, if the unthinkable occurs, if you know anyone who is a caretaker of a brain-injured person, or if you simply want to learn about this situation, these sites might be helpful. At the end are two excerpts that should prove useful, if a bit lengthy.
     DISCLAIMER: I am not advocating any of these sites, nor do I (more…)

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