Headway Essex

Providing Brain Injury Care & Support

Families - Coping with Brain Injury

People who suffer brain injury are often able to recover and lead relatively normal lives. However, in some cases the results of the injury can have a significant effect on the family. Brain injury can cause changes in personality, unusual behaviour and diminishment in the person’s ability to function, and family members have to take on new responsibilities to adjust to these changes. The family can also be affected financially if the person is no longer able to work or if someone must give up a job to become a carer. Family members can have difficulty coming to terms with the change in a loved one’s personality and adjusting to their unfamiliar behaviours. Outlined below is some advice to help you cope with the transition into living with brain injury.


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