News Release: New tip card on Cognition – Compensatory Strategies after Brain Injury for survivors, families, and caregivers published by Lash & Associates Publishing/Training
April 30, 2012
Youngsville, NC - Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc., leading publisher on brain injury, has published a new tip card titled, Cognition – Compensatory Strategies after Brain Injury. It is loaded with valuable information for survivors, veterans, families and caregivers. Changes in thinking and learning, often called cognition, are often a determining factor in whether a survivor of a brain injury can live independently, must rely on family for support, or needs a residential program.
Many survivors have cognitive difficulties after a brain injury. Thinking takes longer and is much harder. Physical healing is more predictable than cognitive recovery and is usually quicker. Each person is different and each brain injury is different. However, many common changes in thinking after a brain injury include:
- memory deficits
- difficulty concentrating and paying attention
- mental fatigue, and
- impaired judgment
This new tip card addresses these challenges. It poses questions and then offers strategies to help survivors, physicians, therapists and caregivers work through these obstacles. All of this helpful information is in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format.
The process of cognitive recovery is very difficult to predict and depends on where the brain has been injured and the severity of the injury. Cognitive changes are frustrating, frightening, confusing and challenging to not only the survivors of a brain injury, but also to their families and caregivers. Support groups, neuropsychologists and physicians with experience in brain injury are all valuable resources for the survivors and their families.
This tip card summarizes the difficulties of cognitive recovery. Everyone who lives with or cares for a survivor of a brain injury is an important observer in the recovery process with the experience to identify more strategies, make necessary changes and find out what works best for the survivor. This tip card helps caregivers, families and survivors understand the importance and uses of compensatory strategies.