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Support For Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

Apr 3, 2024 | Discover Our Blog

Experiencing a brain injury can be life-changing as it can lead to a lifetime of physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes. Such changes may affect a person’s ability to function daily. Despite long-term hospitalisation or rehabilitation, most people might notice a decline in their quality of life within the next five years of their trauma. However, with the right support, brain injury recovery can be achieved to reach a higher level of independence and skills.

While there may be some health consequences of a brain injury, there are ways to adapt and thrive post-trauma; read on to find out how.

Different Types of Brain Injuries

Our clients at SweetTree face various challenges due to different brain injuries. Some happen suddenly, like accidents causing traumatic brain injuries. Others come from strokes or tumours, bringing their own set of difficulties. At SweetTree, we believe in treating each person’s journey uniquely and understanding the hurdles they face in their recovery.

The different types of brain injury can include:

  • Tumour
  • Stroke
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Encephalitis

Overcoming Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) – even though these injuries may seem small, they bring their own set of struggles. It’s like facing a puzzle where early discovery is crucial. SweetTree is here, offering a helping hand and creating a supportive environment for these individuals to overcome and triumph.

When your head is struck suddenly, it causes something like a shockwave to your brain, in which your brain will continue to move though the head has been brought to rest. This injury can cause many issues, such as consciousness/alertness or memory loss.

Without a doubt, recovery may be different for all types of people. Older people or those who have been hospitalised with injuries to the head before may take 6 to 12 months to recover from an mTBI.

Mild traumatic brain injury symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Memory problems

Most people will fully recover from an mTBI in a week to three months, as the damage caused to the brain is minor. Taking the time to rest ensures you are resting and have fully recovered.

Recovery After Brain Damage

When we analyse the bigger picture of recovery after significant brain damage, it can feel scary and overwhelming. However, at SweetTree, we aim to support our clients by providing them with incredible rehabilitation and adaptive strategies, such as implementing independent living, physiotherapy, horticultural therapy, and so much more.

We try our best to match the perfect care plan and support worker to our client’s needs so they are comfortable with every step of recovery. It’s not just about physical healing but also about mending emotions and thoughts. And we are there every step of the way, cheering on.

If you or someone you know is on a similar journey after a brain injury, SweetTree is here for you. Check out our caring services, where we support recovery and the journey towards a new normal.