Memory loss and cognitive deficits are both prevalent for many survivors after brain injury. Memory loss literally leaves many folks feeling a loss of control over their lives. Cognitive deficits can leave one feeling less than whole.
My panel, caregiver, Lisabeth Mackall and survivors, Juliet Madsen and GeorgeAnna Bell will join me to talk about how memory loss and cognitive deficits hinder them and how they deal with them.
Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!
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