Helping Your Loved One Heal From Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion

Helping Your Loved One Heal From Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion

In the case of traumatic brain injury, loved ones are often unfamiliar with the concept of concussion, much less what to expect or how to help. In such unfamiliar territory, they don’t even know what questions to ask medical personnel in order to better understand. Read more for information on what a concussion is, symptoms, healing and recovery, and ways a family can help their loved one who has suffered a traumatic brain injury or concussion.

Hope after Traumatic Brain Injury – Episode 10

Hope after Traumatic Brain Injury – Episode 10

In this episode, Dr. Lori Spohr and I, as neuropsychologists, discuss the advances in traumatic brain injury over the last 30 years, the biggest struggle for traumatic brain injury sufferers and their caregivers, how the TBI patient can still hold on to hope, and what they can do to help maintain good self-care in the recovery process.

We also discuss symptoms, a typical course of recovery, and how loved ones and family members might be able to assist with recovery to help optimize healing.

Practical Grace: How To Be a Friend to Someone with Cancer (Part 3)

Practical Grace: How To Be a Friend to Someone with Cancer (Part 3)

Scripture tells us that “they will know us by our love.” When a loved one goes through a trial, we have an opportunity to show them the love of Christ by being a present help and support.

When a friend, family member, or loved one receives a diagnosis of cancer, it can be uncomfortable. Often people fear saying or doing the wrong thing.

What should you say? What should you do?

In part 3 of the Practical Grace series, I’m sharing what IS helpful to say and do when a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer. Read more for 18 tips for how to be a friend to someone with cancer.

Practical Grace – How to Not Be a Friend to Someone With Cancer (Part 1)

Practical Grace – How to Not Be a Friend to Someone With Cancer (Part 1)

Have you ever wondered what to say or what not to say to someone with cancer? In the three-part Practical Grace series, I’m going to share with you what I’ve learned through my experience as a caregiver for someone with cancer, and through my own personal battle.

No one likes nor wants a diagnosis of cancer. Just the word makes us uncomfortable. Worse, many are uncomfortable around those who have been given the diagnosis. You know people with this diagnosis right now.

In part one, I share how to not be a friend to someone with cancer using actual examples of conversations I’ve witnessed or been a part of.

This article is a continuation of a post made o Facebook in January that clearly demonstrated the need for further discussion.

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