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How do traumatic brain injuries affect loved ones?

On Behalf of | Jan 1, 2020 | Personal Injury

When Georgian residents suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), their loved ones also suffer. You are the one who has to deal with supporting them through recovery. You must deal with their physical, emotional or mental changes. 

On a physical level, caring for someone with a TBI can be overwhelming. Depending on the severity of the injury, they may be incapable of caring for themselves. You may have to take over basic household management as they recover. You may also have to help them during the recovery process. 

It is the emotional and mental changes that most people find the most difficult to handle. You have likely known the TBI sufferer before their accident. Seeing the changes the injury brings about can be discomforting and frightening. For example, those with memory loss can invoke feelings of helplessness and frustration in their carers. 

It may be even more alarming if they are a patient and calm person. Many TBI sufferers become more prone to lashing out and bursts of anger. Damage in certain areas of the brain may also render them incapable of holding themselves back from acting in a rash way. This means they can verbally or even physically attack those around them. Unfortunately, being a carer makes you susceptible to these outbursts and attacks. 

Do you want to learn more about personal injury cases? Are you curious about the impact traumatic brain injuries have on victims and their loved ones? If so, you can follow the link here to our web page on personal injury matters to continue your reading. 

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