Help for Those Caring for a Loved One With a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Caregiving Puzzle

TBI Caregiving Puzzle April 19, 2023

Washington, DC – CAN is pleased to announce the Traumatic Brain Injury Caregiving Puzzle—to support the needs of those caring for loved ones with a traumatic brain injury. The information assembled will help family caregivers assist their loved ones through treatment and recovery. Importantly, it will also guide caregivers in taking care of themselves during this process.

When a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), there is no single clear path to follow. The changes they will experience can be complex and unpredictable. The time it takes for a person to heal from a traumatic brain injury can vary greatly.

This recovery time depends on many factors, including how long it takes for the individual to receive the most appropriate medical treatment. Caregivers need to make many decisions regarding the care plan for their loved one. These decisions must factor in the feasibility of execution by the loved one and their support team.

When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury, healing takes time,” said Lisa Winstel, Interim Chief Executive Officer of CAN. “Sadly, there’s no way to predict how their recovery will go,” she added. “We hope that this information can make things a bit easier for TBI caregivers.”

The TBI Caregiving Puzzle addresses 6 topics:

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About CAN

Caregiver Action Network ( is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers. This includes parents of children with significant health needs, as well as the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN reaches caregivers on multiple platforms. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.