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Tips on How to Help Someone Recover From TBI

Use sticky notes! They are a must tool for outpatient caregivers, especially when the patient first arrives home.

Sticky notes are a way to set reminders of things spoken, things to do, memory cues, missed directions, and so on. Reading everything twice or more is a good habit to start. It helps the brain rewire faster in the first year of home recovery. With her iPhones and other technologies today, reminders can be made, set alarms and timers on your smartphone. According to the journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 64% of patients recover cognitively in the first year. I however believe this percentage could be higher if patients were inundated With visual aids every step of the way.


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