Youngsville, North Carolina (PressExposure) December 08, 2011 -- Lash & Associates Publishing/Training Inc., leading publisher on brain injury, has published a new tip card on cognition after brain injury. The tip card, COGNITION - COMPENSATORY STRATEGIES AFTER BRAIN INJURY is loaded with valuable information on dealing with cognitive challenges. These challenges often are a determining factor in whether a survivor of a brain injury can live independently, 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. The 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 the 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 just touches on 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. However, this tip card is not a substitute for medical advice and a doctor should always be consulted for advice and treatment.