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What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.

Traumatic Brain Injury can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.

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Looking for support

Started by Julie in General Discussions. Last reply by dancermom 14 hours ago. 9 Replies

My 16 year old son suffered a gun shot to the head in June of 2013. He is doing good and is a walking miracle. He is still a little weak in his right arm and drags his right foot a little. The main things he suffers from is his speech. The accident…Continue

Memory Issues and TBI

Started by timze in General Discussions. Last reply by 2008TBI 14 hours ago. 6 Replies

I am taking a neuropsychological evaluation.  On the memory tests I have done poorly.  I have noticed its effect on my life prior to taking the test, but now am more sure of it.  It has been 2 1/2 years post injury.  Does anyone deal with similar…Continue

Hello all

Started by Shay in General Discussions. Last reply by Shay Jan 23. 17 Replies

Hey, just wanted to introduce myself a bit as I'm new in the group. I am young but feel as if I'm 80 somedays lol I love to find humor in almost any situation. I feel as though tbi has taught me much about resiliency and about enjoying life. I hope…Continue

TBI over time

Started by Ouch! in General Discussions. Last reply by Ouch! Jan 23. 7 Replies

My question in a moment ...First, Wow, Holy Mackerel !!I was not prepared for the difficulty and pain I have seen in a short scan of these pages.All I can suggest on the whole of it is to try to show the Three Fates, the World, and more importantly,…Continue

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Memory Exercises for People With Brain Injuries

Posted by Ninibeth on January 27, 2015 at 11:07am 4 Comments

Memory Exercises for People With Brain Injuries

At least 1.7 million people will sustain a traumatic brain injury each year, according to the Brain Injury Association of America. Among physical, psychological and physiological…

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