A brain injury can happen to anyone at any time. It is important to understand that every brain injury is different. A brain injury can impact all areas of a person’s life, not just their thinking. As such, holistic brain injury rehabilitation is considered best practice.
Information about brain injury and treatment:
Brain Interrupted: John’s Story – a video about an undiagnosed pediatric brain injury and the consequences of it
Brainline.org – a great website with excellent information about brain injury
Reinventing Our Family – a blog by Abby Maslin that chronicles “Loving and Learning After a TBI”
The Brain: An Interactive Map – a map of the brain to better understand how it works
Awareness and Depression – Depression is not uncommon after a brain injury, particularly as a survivor becomes more aware of the changes resulting from brain injury.
Catastrophic Reaction – something experienced by many brain injury survivors.
Neuroplasticity – Neuroplasticity is the ability for the brain s nerve cells to make adaptive changes
on both a structural and functional level.
Helmets can save lives and can reduce the severity of a brain injury. A person is three times less likely to sustain a brain injury if he or she is wearing a helmet.