What is brain injury?
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury you were not born with. This includes both traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries.
What causes brain injury?
A brain injury, or head injury, is caused by an injury to the head or face.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an assault, fall or accident. A non-traumatic brain injury (NTBI) may be caused by events such as a stroke, tumour or a lack of oxygen to the brain.
What are the symptoms of brain injury?
The effects and severity of a brain injury vary. This means that each person may experience different challenges and difficulties, depending on the part of the brain affected. Therefore, the long-term symptoms of brain injury also vary, but can include:
- Problems with the senses
- Memory issues
- Difficulties concentrating
- Emotional and behavioural changes