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

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. Erica Weber hosts a conversation about TBI caregiving in the time of COVID-19 with director Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, and senior research scientist Denise Krch, PhD, of the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation.
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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Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti (…0Chiaravalloti)
Dr. Denise Krch (
Dr. Erica Weber (

Podcast Resource links….
Upcoming Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ
Virtual Support Groups -

Caregiver newsletter with some COVID-19 info:

Join a TBI-caregiver tele-study through Kessler Foundation (PI: Denise Krch, PhD):
"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.…ndividuals-tbi

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This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 remotely and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.

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