Impact on Families

Impact of Brain Injury on Families and Carers

Caring for a person with a disability is one of the most difficult challenges that can confront a family especially for those providing direct care.

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Impact on Families

Self-Care for Carers and Family Members

Carers need to maintain their health and wellbeing to be in the best frame of mind to care for another individual.

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Impact on Families

Mental Health – Depression and Carers

Caring for someone can be a 24 hour job that is emotionally, physically and financially very stressful. 

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Impact on Families

Managing stress and the caring role

Caring for a family member with a brain injury is one of the most difficult challenges that can confront a family especially for those providing direct care.

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Impact on Families

Support needs of carers

One of the issues with a brain injury is its incredible complexity which affects each individual differently. This causes significant problems when trying to predict prognosis, recovery outcome, and establishing the injured individual's needs during the recovery process.

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Impact on Families

Respite for Carers

Long term carers find that surviving is a matter of taking time out for themselves. Part of this may just be taking time for a cuppa during each day, but often longer breaks are needed.

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Coping with grief and ambiguous loss

Grieving who the person used to be can be confusing, as the injured person can be physically present but psychologically absent.

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