UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

What can I do if a loved one experiences TBI?

Listen to the doctors and nurses caring for your loved one.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but realize that you may not get definite answers at first.  Sometimes you just have to wait and see what happens.  Read about TBI when you have a chance.  Go to the internet and look for information about TBI.  A good place to start is TBI Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center.

See Resources
You Are Not Alone: Part 1
One of a series of videos from the Brain Injury Toolbox and developed by the Brain Injury Association of Illinois to disseminate educational materials and other materials that may be useful tools to those whose lives have been impacted by brain injury, for professionals working with individuals who have sustained a TBI, and to the community at large.

You Are Not Alone: Part 2
One of a series of videos from the Brain Injury Toolbox and developed by the Brain Injury Association of Illinois to disseminate educational materials and other materials that may be useful tools to those whose lives have been impacted by brain injury, for professionals working with individuals who have sustained a TBI, and to the community at large.

Understanding Brain Injury: What you should know about brain injury and recovery
This video uses simple language and images of real people who have sustained a brain injury, as well as medical experts and advocates. Produced by Shepherd Center and KPKinteractive in collaboration with the American Trauma Society, the Brain Injury Association of America and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.