Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook : from the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility

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Garry Prowe, 2010 - Self-Help - 246 pages
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Someone you love has suffered a brain injury. The doctors can not yet make a prognosis. Every brain injury is unique and unpredictable, they say. You have been told to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. What do you do now? Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury is an easy-to-read guidebook for families suddenly thrust into the painful and confusing world of brain injury. It teaches readers the basics of brain trauma. It guides them step-by-step through the recovery process. It provides the practical information they need to handle the insurance, financial, legal, emotional, family, and personal issues that accompany a brain injury. It also describes the wide range of impairments caused by brain trauma and the factors that influence how well someone recovers. This book is not only a practical and essential roadmap to a successful recovery, it also is an inspirational story of how one couple overcame profound changes in their relationship and created a fulfilling new life. (The foreword is written by Susan H. Connors, President of the Brain Injury Association of America.)
  

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Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook; From the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility

User Review  - Candice Gruver Kail - Book Verdict

Written by a husband whose wife suffered a severe TBI, along with a panel of 150 survivors, 110 caregivers, and 40 medical professionals, this essential guide helps with every stage of the survival process. Read full review

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User Review  - justablondemoment - LibraryThing

Where to go, what to do, what to expect. These are the things this book guides you through if someone you know suffers with a brain injury. Excellent informative book written from personal experience. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
13
How to Use This Book
27
The Litany of Uncertainty
47
Checklist 1 The First Few Days
69
Checklist 2 Focus on What You Can Control
106
Paying the Bills
115
Checklist 3 Paying the Bills
147
Life with a Brain Injury
157
Checklist 4 Preparing Yourself and Your Family
179
Checklist 5 Planning for Rehabilitation
210
List of Essential Resources
229
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