General Strategies for Brain Injury Rehabilitation

A list of some general strategies for brain injury rehabilitation

  • Do your most mentally challenging activities at the times of day when you are most alert
  • Use relaxation techniques to reduce stress and discomfort, to improve concentration and to help you sleep better
  • Establish a light to moderate exercise routine (as agreed upon by your doctor) to help condition your muscles, increase your energy level and help you sleep better
  • Keep active by getting involved in hobbies, light chores around the house, visiting people, volunteering, reading, writing, or by doing anything that you enjoy and value
  • Establish a regular routine for sleeping and waking; avoid prolonged use of sleep medication
  • Deal with your feelings — don’t bottle them up — talk about them, or write them down
  • Eat nutritious well-balanced meals
  • Avoid or minimize alcohol intake, as alcohol will likely have more of an impact on you now than it did before.

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