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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.


brain fog

Started by foggy in General Discussions. Last reply by gotTHATcall on Tuesday. 6 Replies

I had brain surgery in 2007 for berry aneurism they did coiling they said I would have mem problems especially short term and at first is was mild but this last month I will forget why I walk in room…Continue

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Low Tech Checklist for Daily Living Skills

Started by mchanceny in General Discussions. Last reply by JL on Tuesday. 7 Replies

Hi,I am trying to help my 84 yr old grandfather improve his independence with life skills.  He doesn't see that it is a problem, but he forgets important activities like taking his medication.  He is…Continue

Tags: acceptance, memory, NHTD, low-tech

TBI over time

Started by Ouch! in General Discussions. Last reply by gotTHATcall Apr 18. 5 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…Continue

Has anyone had to go on disability? Can you give me any advice?

Started by hopeandfth in General Discussions. Last reply by elisadrummer1 Apr 16. 15 Replies

Hi,I am looking for people who have had a similar experience.After 32 years, my brain injury seems to have caught up with me.After losing 2 jobs in 3 years, I am wondering if I should apply for…Continue

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brain fog

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TBI over time

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Never give up.

Posted by Armando A. on April 20, 2014 at 5:07pm 0 Comments

Just wanted to share this inspiring video.

Laugh often. Love a lot. Be strong. Never give up.…



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