Brain Injury Spouses

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Helpful Web Sites:


Brain Injury Association of America

This website has a wealth of information and can also direct you to your state brain injury association.


Brain Injury Resource Center






Family Caregiver Alliance


Lash and Associates Publishing/Training, Inc.

Brain Injury Books and Resource Center



Helpful Books:


Daring Greatly

Brene Brown


The Gifts of Imperfection

Brene Brown

(The above two titles have been tremendously helpful to me in recognizing that I can not do everything, and that is totally okay)


Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope

Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly

(We all are familiar with Gabby Giffords and her incredible recovery - this is especially helpful in knowing how her husband has responded to the new Gabby)


He Never Liked Cake

Janna Leyde

 (Janna's father suffered a TBI when she was just 14 years old.  This is her memoir.  As a mother, I found this book incredibly helpful in understanding my children's emotions)


In an Instant:  A Family Journey of Love and Healing

Lee and Bob Woodruff


Learning by Accident

Rosemary Rawlins


Living with Brain Injury:  A Guide for Families

Richard Senelick, MD and Karla Dougherty

(A HealthSouth Publication)


Mindstorms:  The Complete Guide for Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

John W. Cassidy


The Other Survivor:  Head Injury from a Wife's Perspective

Barbara Janet Cooper


Realistic Hope - Aspirations for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury

Mark Palmer


Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury:  A Family Guidebook fro the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility

Garry Prowe

(I read this book 3 times within the first 6 months)


A Three Dog Life

Abigail Thomas

(a wife's memoir)


Unthinkable: Tips for Surviving a Child's Traumatic Brain Injury

Dixie Coskie

A much needed resource for parents experiencing a child's brain injury and for professionals ready to help them.