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The effects of brain injury and how to help

The effects of brain injury and how to help


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This booklet has been written primarily for the families and carers of people who have had a brain injury. It covers some of the main difficulties that arise after brain injury, together with some suggestions as to how to deal with them.

The effects of brain injury are grouped into three main areas: physical (affecting how the body works), cognitive (affecting how the person thinks, learns and remembers), and emotional and behavioural (affecting how the person feels and acts).

Contents include:

  • What is brain injury?
  • Physical effects
  • Cognitive effects
  • Emotional and behavioural effects
  • Coping in the longer term
  • Anatomy of the head and brain

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