It’s hard to be in the position to support someone with a brain injury. In our experience there is a gap in understanding how the changes in behaviour and personality relate to the brain injury and unfortunately if things like self awareness or word finding are effected you can’t always count on the person with a TBI to make the connections for you.
I can’t imagine dealing with our last year without access to the internet. Google traumatic brain injury and there are a lot of groups and articles that can help make fill in the gaps in your knowledge or lead you to support groups (God willing we will one day be one of those helpful websites!). This article on Huffington Post has quickly become one of my favourites to share because it features quotes from TBI survivors about what they would like others to know about their life. In our experience it hits the nail on the head (all 5 times!) and is a very important read if you want to understand anything about life with a brain injury.
At the bottom of the Huffington Post article are links to other articles by Amy Zellmer regarding her experiences as an author with a brain injury. Grab a tea and settle in to read her very insightful thoughts.