Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook
I was specifically interested in this book because I needed to understand the process when a friend suffered a brain injury during a motor vehicle accident. I just wish I had access to the information Gary Prowe provides during the time of my friends recovery process. It certainly would have given me a better understanding of the situation as well as progression.
However, looking back and specifically now understanding the levels of recovery I can rest at ease knowing that she went through normal development. As well, Prowe advocates strongly the need for getting help because we just can't handle all the care for the injured person by ourselves. The thing is, people want to help. All we have to do is ask.
As I was reading this book I became more aware of many things that I didn't know before, even though I experienced a friend with brain injury. Not all injuries are the same, and not all recovery processes are the same. Rowe is very clear in giving relevant information and covers all situations and possibilities.
I believe this book is a must read for anyone that wants to understand the complete process and how to take care of themselves when caregiving the injured. There is so much to comprehend and when in the throes of the situation the mind may become jumbled. Rowe sets a clear path and the best part, it is in lay language.