Coping with cognitive problems following a TBI

Coping with cognitive problems following a TBI

On Behalf of | Jan 18, 2022 | Personal Injury |

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause many different symptoms that can last a lifetime. Cognitive difficulties are one of these that might not go away quickly. While it may seem like this would be easy to deal with, it’s possible that they will impact your ability to function normally. In extreme cases, it may prevent you from being able to work. 

Many who suffer a traumatic brain injury will need to go through cognitive rehabilitation in order to retrain their minds and regain more of their functional abilities. This isn’t always possible so they may need to determine what types of accommodations they will need to handle daily life tasks in the future.

What can you do to improve cognitive function?

There isn’t an easy fix to cognitive impairment disorders.  While you’re trying to find out what exercises will help you and determine what accommodations are best for your needs, you can try different tactics that help you to compensate for the changes in cognition. Some of these include:

  • Work slowly through tasks using written instructions.
  • Avoid distractions while you carry out any tasks.
  • Keep track of your daily schedule using alarms and organizers.
  • Place things where they belong so you’ll be able to find them.
  • Make checklists to ensure that you’re doing what needs to be done.

Anyone who’s suffered a brain injury should seek out medical care. While it may seem like the effects of the injury are short-lived, there might be some underlying challenges that you have to deal with. You may opt to seek compensation for the financial damages associated with the injury. This can include lost wages and medical bills, but you only have a limited time so acting swiftly is critical.