Brain Injury Recovery O-Tip of the Week: Create a Medical Appointment Notebook

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Occupational Therapists are a vital part of a team of professionals that assist with the rehabilitation from brain injury.  Therefore, for the month of June, our series will be providing solutions to assist with some of the common cognitive deficits that can result from brain injury. 

Recovering from a brain injury, or injury/illness of any kind, often means frequent meetings and appointments with numerous healthcare professionals.  From Occupational Therapists to Physiotherapists, Family Doctors to  Neurologists, it can be difficult for individuals to keep straight who said what, let alone be able to share this information with family and/or caregivers who need to know.  We suggest using a single notebook that has dividers so a section for each healthcare professional can be created.  This book should be taken to each appointment and the important information can be recorded.  This will help keep the patient and their loved ones organized and informed.