How Do Brain Injuries Effect Family Life?

Brain injuries dramatically alter the victim’s mental functioning. For many victims, brain injuries cause permanent changes in personality that affect their family lives. Recently, National Public Radio interviewed Sean Morey, a former NFL player who has suffered a series of brain injuries leaving him with post-concussion disorder. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 75 percent of traumatic brain injuries are the result of concussions. To deal with his post-concussion disorder, Sean has to take a host of different medications to function normally. He takes Trazodone to sleep, Ritalin to focus, Lexapro to stabilize his mood and Propranolol to control his migraines.

Morey said, “[t]he dysfunction, the pain, the misery, the confusion, the desperation, the depression… there were instances in my life that would never have existed had I not damaged my brain.” Since his injuries, Morey has developed anger management issues. According to his wife, “[h]e gets a look in his eyes that you’re pretty sure you’ve never met this person before. … It’s very scary. It’s a type of rage that I had never seen, and I don’t think anyone should ever see, and I don’t think my girls should ever have seen it.” In order to adapt to his impaired memory, Morey has to set reminder alarms on his phone for all of his medications and daily activities.

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[Did You Know: The CDC says that at least 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur each year nationally.]

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Source: http://www.npr.org/2014/01/31/269422083/sidelined-by-brain-injury-ex-nfl-player-copes-with-desperation, http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/statistics.html

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  1. I’ve often said to myself who is this person?(My husband of 25+year’s) He spent 28 year’s in the Military within the spec.ops. community. I’ve known him for the majority of our lives & now I’m still amazed everyday with the changes in his behavior, memory, & cognitive ability. He is not the man I fell in love with & married. After all of his service to this country, having been deployed to all, wars since 1989-2009 some places the public is not even awhere of, which makes our situation worse. Most of all it has been the lack of help & information available to us, he participated in a study conducted by the VA in 2009 & was diagnosed with moderate to severe TBI & severe cognitive deficits. Unfortunately, all the VA wanted was the data & when we tried to find help for him we were surprised to find that there wasn’t anything within the VA to actively address his issues or TBI in general, along with the fact that they found white matter on his brain that has now worsened by EEG exam. How are left without any resources? Our Ins. doesn’t cover enough for us to afford care in the civilian community, our current financial situation has left us struggling to meet basic needs much less expensive doctor’s. We are both disabled & on SSI at the ages of 50 & 51, we didn’t plan for this to happen & thought he would be able to continue working after his retirement from the military for at least another 15 to 20 years! Now we will be lucky if he lives beyond the near future.

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