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February 21, 2014

Abby Maslin's "Brain School"

Caregiver Abby Maslin used her background as a teacher to help her husband recover — with flashcards, books on tape, and singing in the car with their little boy.

 
Father and Son Getting to Know Each Other Again After Brain Injury

February 21, 2014

Father and Son Getting to Know Each Other Again After Brain Injury

Caregiver Abby Maslin talks about how her toddler son reacted to having his injured father home again.

 
Progress and Plateaus After Brain Injury

February 21, 2014

Progress and Plateaus After Brain Injury

Caregiver Abby Maslin talks about the ebbs and flows of her husband's progress after his severe brain injury.

 
Abby Maslin on Her Husband's Brain Injury Rehablitation

February 21, 2014

Abby Maslin on Her Husband's Brain Injury Rehablitation

Wife and caregiver Abby Maslin talks about her husband, TC's rehab — from getting out of a wheelchair and making great strides with his aphasia.

 
Abby Maslin on Becoming Husband and Wife Again After Brain Injury

February 21, 2014

Abby Maslin on Becoming Husband and Wife Again After Brain Injury

Eighteen months after her husband's severe brain injury, Abby Maslin says she and her husband are relearning how to be husband and wife.

 
Transition to Independence After a Brain Injury

February 21, 2014

Transition to Independence After a Brain Injury

Caregiver Abby Maslin talks about the process of helping her injured husband gain more independence, especially in caring for their young son.

 
Abby Maslin on the Importance of Good Friends

February 21, 2014

Abby Maslin on the Importance of Good Friends

Caregiver Abby Maslin talks about how her injured husband's and her friends have exceeded expectations in terms of loving kindness and acceptance.

 
Abby Maslin: Not All Days Are Good Days

February 21, 2014

Abby Maslin: Not All Days Are Good Days

Caregiver Abby Maslin talks about how it's easy to be married when things are going well, but after a traumatizing, life-changing event like a TBI, everything changes and moving forward takes a lot of mental work.

 
The Story of TC Maslin's Brain Injury

February 21, 2014

The Story of TC Maslin's Brain Injury

Wife and caregiver Abby Maslin talks about how her husband was beaten on the streets of his neighborhood, the series of surgeries that followed, and the amazing recovery he has made in only one year.

 
Abby Maslin on Teaching Her Injured Husband Who He Was

February 21, 2014

Abby Maslin on Teaching Her Injured Husband Who He Was

When her husband was first home from the hospital, Abby Maslin realized she would have to teach him who he was before he was hurt -- from someone who liked to shower daily to reading the paper on Sunday mornings.

 
Abby Maslin: Staying Present in the Face of Ambiguous Loss

February 21, 2014

Abby Maslin: Staying Present in the Face of Ambiguous Loss

"Ambiguous loss is about learning to live with lots of uncertainty and learning to live with different goals."

 
Balancing the Roles of Wife and Caregiver

February 21, 2014

Abby Maslin on Balancing the Roles of Wife and Caregiver

As a caregiver, Abby Maslin had to learn when to jump in and help her husband during various stages of his recovery and when to give him the space to push forward on his own.

 
Caregiver Confessions: I'm Not Perfect

February 17, 2014

Caregiver Confessions: I'm Not Perfect

Caregiver Abby Maslin says that no one is built for being a caregiver of someone with a brain injury 24 hours a day, so forgive yourself.

 
Caregiver Confessions: Brain Injury Doesn’t Go Away

February 17, 2014

Caregiver Confessions: Brain Injury Doesn’t Go Away

Caregiver Abby Maslin talks about the fact that it's natural a year post-injury for family and friends to be less forthcoming offering help, but the need is still there.

 
Caregiver Confessions: I Don't Always Know How To Ask For Help

February 17, 2014

Caregiver Confessions: I Don't Always Know How To Ask For Help

Caregiver Abby Maslin says that help from friends and family like doing laundry or cooking dinner is great, but sometimes managing all the offers for help is difficult.

 

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