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What do I need to know about caring for someone with a cerebral contusion?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

When caring for someone with a cerebral contusion (a bruise on the brain), it is important to remember that recovery from head injuries is often very slow. Help the individual get plenty of rest, provide good nutrition, and follow the doctor's instructions. Be alert for changes in their condition and contact the doctor. Take care of yourself by getting enough rest and eating well. To help manage stress while caring for someone with a head injury, you may want to join a support group.

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