Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause a variety of different symptoms, including light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, concentration issues, confusion, and emotional effects like anxiety and depression. These symptoms are difficult at any time of the year, but can be especially trying during the holidays.
TBI affects every person differently. An understanding of your own symptoms or those of a family member with a TBI can help you create a plan for comfortable festivities. If you are living with a traumatic brain injury, taking precautions and communicating with your loved ones can help you have a happy holiday season.
Preparing for holiday celebrations ahead of time is one of the best things you can do to manage your condition during the holiday season. If possible, converse with your friends and family about what kind of activities can be expected during a party or other holiday plans, and take steps to make the event enjoyable for you. For example, if you anticipate that a party may be overwhelming, think of ways you can take breaks from the festivities and rest by yourself.
Avoid Potentially Stressful Situations
Although preparation can certainly help, sometimes the best thing to do when you have a TBI is to avoid events you know will be stressful. Sitting out on events can be disappointing but avoiding certain activities will help you have a more stress-free holiday season. Try to make alternative plans with your friends and family so you do not miss out on quality time.
What Can I Do If My Loved One is Living with a TBI During the Holidays?
When people we love are injured, we want to do whatever we can to help them live comfortably and recover from their injuries smoothly. For people who have a friend or family member with a traumatic brain injury, helping them may be as simple as listening to the concerns and providing assistance when asked.
If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury in a work accident, Alvandi Law Group, P.C. can help with your workers’ compensation claim. We understand the level of financial and emotional strain that follows a TBI, and are prepared to provide legal support during your case.
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