When Janna Leyde was 14, her father sustained a severe brain injury in a car crash. He would never be the same again. Janna is now an adult, and in her most recent essay she writes about the importance of her father’s ability to learn to love himself. “Daughter Love,” written exclusively for BrainLine, is an honest, loving look at the ups and downs an entire family experiences after a traumatic brain injury.
“Roughly only half the public high schools have certified athletic trainers. And most high schools do not yet have comprehensive baseline testing,” says neurosurgeon Robert Cantu in this video clip. Cantu emphasizes not only the importance of conducting baseline neurologic testing for young athletes but also the key components of making the assessments accurate.
“Okay, so driving is not really a caregiving topic. Or is it?” BrainLine blogger Rosemary Rawlins writes about the intersection between caregiving and transportation in a recent post. “Getting people to and from where they need to go is a huge part of caregiving and one that I seldom hear discussed. There are services, but they cost money. Doing it yourself costs time, precious time that could be spent with the kids or ‘taking care of yourself’ as all caregivers are instructed to do.”
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