Life Changes: When a spouse or partner has a brain injury


Janelle Breese Biagioni and Marilyn Lash, M.S.W.

Information and tips to help family spouses cope with feelings of loss and adjust to changes in roles when a husband or wife has a traumatic brain injury or blast injury. Explains importance of self-care and setting up a support system to cope with and relieve stress in families after TBI.

Discusses impact of a brain injury on the family when a husband or wife is injured. Examines changing roles and responsibilities of the non-injured spouse/partner. Shows how to activate a support system to relieve stress.

Discusses coping methods and common responses to changes in parenting, intimacy, and caregiving. Gives tips for talking with children, family, friends, and coworkers after head trauma in civilian life or combat.

Pages 8
Year 2007, second printing