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How should I care for someone who has had an anoxic brain injury?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you're caring for someone who has had an anoxic brain injury, keep in mind that the injury may cause emotional problems - like depression and irritability - as well as cognitive and physical ones. Recovery can be a slow, gradual, and often frustrating process. It can also be very unpredictable. Try to offer as much encouragement as possible. Support from loved ones and friends can go a long toward stimulating motivation and progress.

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