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Caregiving for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury while Sheltering in Place for COVID-19

In this episode of Kessler Foundation's podcast, Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, Denise Krch, PhD, and Erica Weber, PhD, share information about "Caregiving for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury while Sheltering in Place for COVID-19." Dr. Chiaravalloti is the director of the Centers for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, Dr. Krch is a senior research scientist and Dr. Weber is a research scientist at the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research. 



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Below is a short description about the podcast: 

Caregiving for a loved one who has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be stressful in the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. In this podcast, Dr. Weber hosts a conversation about TBI caregiving in the time of COVID-19 with Dr. Chiaravalloti, and Dr. Krch. These experts discuss challenges often faced by caregivers of persons with TBI and how symptoms may be exacerbated during sheltering in place, along with recommendations to reduce stress in the household while remaining vigilant, safe, and healthy.


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Join a TBI caregiver tele-study at Kessler Foundation: "Comparison of Two Group Wellness Interventions in Partner Caregivers of Individuals with TBI
The purpose of this research study is to compare the effect of two different types of group wellness interventions for partner caregivers of individuals with TBI.

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Resources for Caregivers 

Upcoming Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) Virtual Support Groups

Caregiver Newsletter with COVID-19 Info

COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips