Let's talk about effective communication between survivors and family caregivers at home!
This week on Hope Survives® | Brain Injury Podcast, married couple and survivor/caregiver duo Terry & Drew Niemann are here to inspire us and talk about some of the challenges and lessons learned on their journey. We also discuss mental health, depression, mindfulness, and the importance of communication from both sides.
Drew & Terry also host their own podcast called "A Battle Within" - hear Cristabelle's interview on their podcast on Ep.120 "There is Always Hope" https://abattlewithin.com/120/ and check out their podcast on all platforms!
Connect with them: @a_battle_within
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5:30 Introducing Drew & Terry
9:45 The Caregiver/Spouse Role
12:50 Finding a Rhythm
19:50 Push and Pull of Independence
21:00 Not Being Hard on Yourself
24:45 Depression & TBI
27:00 Survival Mode
28:50 Mindfulness and Mental Health
33:00 Caregiver Perspective
33:41 Lessons Learned
38:10 “A Battle Within”
42:20 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Drew and Terry Niemann are the hosts of "A Battle Within" podcast. Terry had a significant bicycle accident in September 2013. This is the first of three concussions that she experienced in the coming years. They write, "During the recovery processes we learned the hard way that there aren’t many good resources and support mechanisms for those injured or their loved ones. In addition, we learn that awareness about concussions and its aftermath is lacking considerably. Patients can feel a great sense of loneliness and caregivers tend to be left on an island, by themselves. After Terry began feeling somewhat better with her recovery and healing for the third time, we decided to try to help others affected by Post Concussion Syndrome. So A Battle Within is born. This website and sister podcast are intended to aid others waging their own war on PCS!"
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
Connect: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com
About This Podcast
Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion, or ABI? This podcast is for you. Sharing hope, support, and education for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families. Hosted by award-winning TBI survivor, advocate, and singer/songwriter Cristabelle Braden, this is an uplifting podcast to bring hope to your darkest days. Subscribe and stay tuned for messages of encouragement, interviews with professionals, and survivor stories.
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