The family plays a critical role in people with brain injury,and there's good research to show that people who have good family supportare more likely to be able to get back into the communityare more likely to get back to their job,are more likely to have a happier lifestyle overall.Why? People with brain injury need those supports around them,need the people who cared for them before to continue to care for them,to maximize their chance of a good recovery,to make sure to also be their advocate.And people after brain injury really need advocates,and family, obviously, is going to most likely be your best advocate for you.
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Dr. Brian Greenwald is medical director of Center for Head Injuries and the associate medical director of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which is dedicated to ensuring that impacted post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families are thriving long after they return home.