It will be important to understand the best ways to interact with your loved one when they are in DoC. Interactions are important for your loved one. However, it is important to understand when and how much. Below are some fact sheets to help you know what may be best. If you are in a facility, your treatment teams can help you with this as well.

What you can do to best communicate with your loved one:

How Can We Communicate With Our Loved Ones?

PDF from Memorial Herman

Activities you can complete with your loved one to engage in stimulation:

Coma Stimulation Activities Factsheet

PDF from Headway UK


This 2-minute video describes how familiar voices may help stimulate the brain to increase arousal:

Family Voices And Stories Speed Coma Recovery

From Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University