Cognition - Compensatory Strategies after Brain Injury

Flora Hammond, M.D., Tami Guerrier, B.S., Marilyn Lash, M.S.W.
This tip card helps survivors, families and caregivers recognize cognitive challenges after brain injury. It gives tips on using compensatory strategies for memory, attention, concentration, mental fatigue, slowed responses, planning, organizing, judgment, and safety awareness.

Many survivors have cognitive (thinking) difficulties after a brain injury. It is these cognitive changes that often concern survivors and families the most. This tip card lists common cognitive changes after a brain injury and provides checklists for survivors, families and caregivers to identify affected areas. Each list is followed with suggestions for compensatory strategies. By trying these strategies, you can explore what works best for you and your family. These checklists can be used in discussions with your doctor, therapists or caregivers.

Pages 8
Year 2011