Emotional Care for a Paralyzed Person at Home

Emotional Care for a Paralyzed Person at Home

Your loved one’s emotional and mental health is just as important as their physical health. one of the best ways to help a loved one is to encourage them to stay active, connected, and engaged.

Sudden mood swings, anxiety, and depression are prevalent in paralyzed persons. So, make sure to recognize red flags such as negative thoughts, withdrawal, loss of interest in everyday activities, sleep problems, etc.

You can do things to help your loved one combat the emotional distress linked to paralysis. Firstly, encourage the person to talk about their feelings. Help them stay connected and socialize with family and friends. Encourage your loved one to engage in hobbies and participate in community life. Help them seek professional mental health support and encourage them to join a spinal cord injury support group. Talking to other people with paralysis can help you learn to live with your condition.


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