Impact of TBI on Caregivers of Veterans with TBI: A Review of Burden and Interventions
James Malec, PhD, ABPP-Cn, Rp
Seminar date: 9/7/2016
Description: Unpaid caregiving for individuals with TBI is most often provided by a spouse, parent, or other blood relative, and although rewarding, may also create financial burden and psychological stress. Positive coping can help reduce the impact of stress, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs are available to ease financial burden. Currently available group interventions and programs appear to benefit injured Veterans and their family caregivers financially and psychologically. Increased understanding of characteristics of quality family caregiving and its long term costs and benefits is likely to lead to additional improvements in these interventions and programs.
Intended audience: Clinicians, researchers, and anyone working with Veterans and family caregivers.