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About Brain Injury

Acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to injury to the brain acquired after birth and can be caused by a variety of causes stemming from an eternal injury to the head from an accident such as a fall or a road 

traffic accident, or an internal injury such as a stroke.

An injury caused by a blow to the head during an accident is referred to as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

There are a number of medical reasons that can cause brain damage, for example; stroke, ruptured aneurysm, tumour, encaphalitis or haemorrhage. The effects of brain damage due to medical causes are very similar to those of TBI, however, treating and coping with acquired brain injury can be very different due to key differences between the two types.

Effects of brain injury vary considerably depending on the area of the brain injured and how much of the brain is damaged. Effects can include behavioural effects, cognitive effects, memory problems or communication problems, to name but a few.

Mild head injury and concussion

Brain Haemorrhage 

Brain tumour





Carbon monoxide poisoning

Hypoxic and anoxic brain injury


Cognitive effects

Behavioural effects

Executive Disfunction

Communication Problems

Chronic fatigue

Hormonal imbalances

Physical problems

Memory Problems

Post traumatic amnesia

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