This is a part of the Hot Topic podcast series from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on Changes in Memory After TBI. Dr. David Arciniegas discusses Advice for Families and Caregivers.

So an important role that families and caregivers can play in helping somebody with a memory problem after brain injury manage that problem is to meet them where they're at. Rather than having some idea of how they ought to be doing, attending to how they are doing and coming up with strategies that use their best strengths, as well as the best parts of the environment to help them be strong, is far more effective than trying to encourage them to be something that they may not be anymore or be able to be.

Focus on where you find the person and what they're able to do and use that to its best advantage.

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