Brain Injury’s Subtle and Sometimes Hidden Effects

Michigan home care brain injuryIs there anything quite as fascinating as the human brain? It’s 75% water, contains no pain receptors, and yet is comprised of as many as 1.1 trillion cells and 100 billion neurons and processes information at a speed of 268 miles per hour. Did you realize our brains allow us to have approximately 70,000 thoughts each day? Or that using our brains to reframe negative occurrences in a positive light can actually make us happier overall?

It’s so crucial to protect this amazing organ from harm, as one strong bump could result in damage that could be irreparable.

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Home Sweet Home In-Home Care offers education and resources on the sometimes hidden effects and disabilities associated with brain injury. While to the average observer, someone suffering from a mild brain injury could appear perfectly normal, the effects on memory, personality, thinking, movement, and more can last for days or even a lifetime. And surprisingly, most head injuries occur through what neurologist Viet Nguyen refers to as “nondramatic incidents” – falling out of bed, bumping into a car door, and other seemingly innocuous events.

For those suffering with or recovering from a head injury, normal activities of daily living can be a struggle. Professional home care agencies can serve as a lifeline to those with confusion, exhaustion, or cognitive functioning issues by assisting with cooking, housecleaning, transportation, and personal care. They can also offer respite for family caregivers, who can quickly become overwhelmed in trying to manage the needs of a loved one in addition to their own needs.

Contact Home Sweet Home In-Home Care to learn more about how we can help improve quality of life for people with brain injuries, and the family members who love them. We’ve been making life easier and more meaningful for adults throughout Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties, and would love the opportunity to assist your family as well. You can reach us any time at 269-849-9252 for the best Michigan home care!

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