Living with an injury can be difficult, especially when the injury was no fault of your own. Whether you’re hurt in a car crash or as a result of a workplace accident, the reality is that your injury is going to have an impact on your life and on the lives of the people you care about.
Adapting to a new way of life because of a brain injury, specifically can be difficult, but there are some tips that might help make it a little easier. Here are a few to consider.
1. Brain injuries can make you forgetful, so try a mobile calendar
One thing you can try first is to use an iPhone or Android calendar app. By using an app like that on your phone, you can always have reminders for yourself.
2. Consider making a whiteboard schedule
Another good way to keep yourself on track is to use a whiteboard schedule or list. Write down what you need to do or any information you need to recall, and you’ll be able to wipe it off the board once it’s done.
3. Ask for help when you need it
Finally, ask for help if you need it. You deserve to have support after you suffer a serious injury like this. You may be able to have in-home help or go to physical or occupational rehabilitation for support.
If you’re hurt because of someone being negligent or reckless, it’s fair to want to hold them accountable. Our website has more on what you can do to learn to live with this new condition and to seek compensation for what you’ve been through.