An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain since birth. There are many possible causes, including a severe blow or jolt, for example in an accident, fall or assault, stroke, haemorrhage, infection, hypoxic/anoxic brain injury and medical accidents.
Effects of brain injury
The effects of a brain injury can be wide ranging, and depend on a number of factors such as the type, location and severity of injury. Every person's injury is unique, so they will experience any number of the symptoms, which can range from mild to severe.
The cognitive effects of a brain injury affect the way a person thinks, learns and remembers. Executive Dysfunction is a term for the range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties which often occur after injury to the frontal lobes of the brain. Impairment of executive functions is common after acquired brain injury and has a profound effect on many aspects of everyday life.
There can also be a wide range of emotional, behavioural and physical effects of brain injury. Everyone who has had a head injury can be left with some changes in emotional reaction and behaviour.
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