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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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Low Tech Checklist for Daily Living Skills

Started by mchanceny in General Discussions. Last reply by gotTHATcall 23 hours ago. 5 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

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TBI over time

Started by Ouch! in General Discussions. Last reply by gotTHATcall yesterday. 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 on Wednesday. 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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Started by Scott Orn in General Discussions. Last reply by Ouch! on Monday. 13 Replies

Sometimes it's hard to find…Continue

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This Week on TBI Support 

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Success Stories

Posted by Scott Orn on October 19, 2013

2 TBI over time

TBI over time

Posted by Ouch! on April 15, 2014

3 Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability

Posted by hopeandfth on April 13, 2014

4 Low Tech Checklist for Daily Living Skills

Low Tech Checklist for Daily Living Skills

Posted by mchanceny on April 18, 2014

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

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

Posted by hopeandfth on April 10, 2014

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