Dr. Herman Lukow talks about how support groups and club houses can help people with TBI find common ground as well as a place to learn to socialize successfully again.
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About the author: Herman Lukow, PhD, NCC
Herman R. Lukow II, PhD, NCC is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at VCU Medical Center. He also provides counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families coping with the effects of brain injury.
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Pamela jordan replied on Permalink
I have been with my partner now almost 3 and half years, I would not change him in anyway he is who he is. His brain injury happened in 2007 way before we met.
He has come so far in three years we have been together despite people saying people like him should not do certain things I do my best to encourage him.
He is my inspiration cos when I think what he goes through and usually manages to keep smiling I have to ask my self what have I got to moan about,
But it's hard for him cos the government now decided that a brain injury is no longer a disability and it's hard for him to be up beat and enjoy just being alive.
The groups that he used to attend he can not afford to go anymore, but we just have to keep plodding on sad people can see a brain injury so it does not excise
Mamasir replied on Permalink
I am a LABI, a survivor. I would encourage my loved one too. People saying that "people like him should not do certain things" is disparaging and hurtful. I would hold strong, shed tears and continue to encourage him. It is true, brain injury no longer being a disability, is difficulty and is difficult staying energetic, enjoy life, and stay healthy....it leaves one scrambling for resources that are still available. Resources and Support Groups for LABI, Life after Brain Injury is scarce too. Survive, and be well friend.