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Another Fork in the Road: Self-Care for Caregivers They NEED IT!

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Caregivers are a special class of people. They are folks who give up their lives to help others. Somerimes it's by choice. Most times it's by circumstances. My guests this evening, Lisabeth Evans & Jeannette Davidson-Mayer, were thrust into their caregiver roles when their spouses had a brain injury. Harriet Hodgson was the caregiver for her husband after a long illness.

They NEED to take care of themselves too. Tune in to find out how they managed.

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! To learn more about me, please visit my blog and website.

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