Brain Injury Education & Programs
Brain injuries are sinister. They’re difficult to diagnose or recognize – the patient looks perfectly fine – and yet brain injuries profoundly affect the lives of those suffering from them. Even the brain injured person may not know they’ve suffered a trauma. All they know is, something isn’t right: they tire easily, they can’t cope with even small amounts of stimulation, or they find simple tasks difficult.
If you or someone you know has had a fall or accident (even if it was some time ago), watch for signs like these:
- Changed sleep patterns
- Stumbling with words
- Excessive talking
- Falling school grades
- Changed or erratic behavior
- Chronic or intermittent pain
- Changes in eating patterns, weight gain, memory loss
- Difficulty doing simple tasks
- Becoming lost
We have lived through these kinds of symptoms after suffering a brain injury some years ago, and know what it’s like to feel lost, to wonder what’s happening to you, and to need help with recovery.
A brain injury is not like a broken leg. Not only is it invisible, but you don’t simply patch it up and do some physiotherapy, expecting to recover in a few weeks.
A National Institutes of Health study found that 85% of brain injury victims did not receive any treatment or counseling concerning long-term challenges caused by their brain injury.
Suffering a brain injury is a life-changing event and the goal is to help victims navigate through the many stages of the injury and recovery. Brain Navigators works with each individual to reframe their view of themselves and to develop strategies for coping in the short term and planning for the future.
The brain injured, are not the only ones facing important changes and challenges. Family members and caregivers are also trying to cope with often major disruptions in the behavior, personality and capacities of a loved one. Finding a strategy for adjustment is the aim of Brain Navigators. The program enhances the welfare of the brain injured and those in the personal support network through brain injury programs.
Medical professionals also face challenges in dealing with the brain injured. Brain Navigators offers brain injury education via workshops and one-on-one programs to help professionals understand additional ways to support the brain injured.
Coping with the business environment and earning capacity can prove to be very difficult and frustrating for the brain injured and the business community. Brain Navigators assists both parties to better understand and provide options for re-entering into the workforce after a brain injury.
Brain Injury Education and Brain Injury Programs from Brain Navigators: Creating livable, manageable, practical solutions for brain injury patients and their families.
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