To be perfectly honest, I follow football the way I follow television. I read about it. Breaking Bad sounds like something I should watch someday. And the only reason I've been reading about football is my morbid fascination with the two major scandals in which the game has lately been sandwiched: the long-term harm caused by repetitive head injuries and the Sandusky pedophilia story. I can't stop wondering: Could they be related? We now know that professional football players' helmets are not magically saving their brains from all the pounding they take.
Traumatic brain injury should be a factor when judging individuals accused of crimes
Football and the Sexual Side Effects of Head Trauma - The Atlantic
Accessibility Contact Privacy Terms. Following a brain injury, dynamics change. The relationship is no longer equal - you are no longer partners in the same sense you were before the injury. Initially it becomes almost like a parent-child relationship where the survivor becomes dependent upon their healthy partner. A new balance must be achieved and the new status must be dealt with if it is to work. Many brain injury survivors cannot accept what they are left with and find it difficult to move on with living. In many cases, they have lost the life they once led and the person they once were.
Dating, Romance and Sexuality Post-ABI
At National Star College in Gloucestershire, the thrills and spills of college life are just the same, except that all the children have disabilities. The then year-old was so badly injured during a family skiing holiday that his family feared he might die. Liz Oldershaw, one of our regular bloggers, sustained a brain injury following an unusual form of Encephalitis.
Dating and relationships are complicated for just about everyone. A brain injury can add one more level of complexity. Indeed, it can seem overwhelming at times, but there are several things a person can do to help navigate through.