Behavior at Home in Adults after Brain Injury

Carolyn Rocchio and Harvey E. Jacobs, Ph.D.

Behavior after a brain injury or TBI affects the family. Changes in an adult's behavior after brain injury can be stressful, confusing, worrisome and difficult for all family members. This tip card gives information and tips for families and caregivers on managing behaviors after brain injury at home. It identifies common "behavior problems" and shows families how to develop successful strategies for change and positive support.

Changes in behavior after brain injury (TBI) are typically more difficult for the family to handle and adapt to than physical challenges. Ten common beliefs about behavior in adults after brain injury are identified with explanations of whether they are true or false. Tips on practical strategies for families and caregivers are given to help manage changes in behavior at home and in the community.

Pages 8
Year 2007