Caregiver

Brain Fog Amongst the Family

Brain Fog Amongst the Family

By Ian Hebeisen My mom never considered herself a morning person. I inherited her night-owl nature, and often the two of us will stay awake after everybody else in the house is asleep. She’ll work on a puzzle; I’ll...

A Pursuit of Happiness, Sadness, or Any Emotions

A Pursuit of Happiness, Sadness, or Any Emotions

By Ian Hebeisen When discussing changes in her life after receiving her traumatic brain injury, my mom mentions all sorts of physical symptoms: vision problems, nerve spasms, the whole nine yards. One of the most dramatic changes she describes...

Warrior Mom: The Power of Persistence

Warrior Mom: The Power of Persistence

by Ian Hebeisen In September 2012, celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin answered a phone call that no parent should ever receive. Her 16-year-old son, Grant, had been the victim of a hit and run car accident that...

Caregiver Corner: Reassessing the Family Dynamic

Caregiver Corner: Reassessing the Family Dynamic

by Ian Hebeisen My mom’s TBI started the way most do: unnoticed. Six-and-a-half years ago, she stopped at a red light only to realize the car behind her wasn’t slowing down. On instinct, she braced for impact, causing severe...

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