This week is Action for Brain Injury Week and the theme this year focuses on a life of lockdown and how it might affect those suffering from brain injuries.

Not only is this a very important week focusing on providing support for many individuals who live with brain damage but it got us thinking about how to best support the people around us, as we slowly start to transition back into a ‘normal’ way of living. Our thoughts are particularly with anyone living with an illness, condition or injury that can make life that little bit harder. 

What is Action for Brain Injury Week? 

Action for Brain Injury is an annual campaign run by Headway that aims to help bring awareness to the impacts of brain injury on an individual’s life. Each year varying themes are chosen to highlight different but key areas of life with a brain injury. This year, the theme is one very relevant to everyone right now; A life of lockdown. 

What the general public has been experiencing over the last year is something that many individuals with brain injury experience every day: isolation, confusion, frustration. 

This campaign will aim to help provide people with a better understanding of how brain injury can affect someone’s life and offer tips and advice on ways to reach out and help those affected.

How can you support others? 

This campaign has inspired us to share some of our tips to help you to be more conscious in your everyday life when it comes to those suffering from things like brain injury, illness or ARBD:

  • Schedule regular phone calls to give you both something to look forward to. Being regular also means they know they can rely on you to be there when they need you. 
  • Ask if there’s anything you can do to provide help and support during their day to day life.
  • Start researching! Educate yourself about your loved one’s condition, that way you can help better understand and empathise with what they’re going through. 

If you want to follow along with Headways campaign, make sure to take a look at their website.

Care, support and hope for people with alcohol-related brain damage

At Notaro ARBD Care, we provide care and support for people living with ‘Alcohol Related Brain Damage’ (ARBD) in three specialist cares homes in Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset and Torquay, Devon. We’re one of the few care home providers in the UK registered for people living with the effects of abuse of alcohol, ‘past and present’.

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