28th September – 4th October
One of the most common concerns from brain injury survivors contacting the Headway UK helpline or posting on social media, is the profound impact that memory problems can have on their lives and relationships post brain injury.
Memory problems after a brain injury can be life changing and are very different from the usual, everyday memory frustrations many of us experience. They can make a survivor feel alone, angry and confused and can impact every aspect of their life.
Action for Brain Injury Week – ‘Memory loss: A campaign to remember‘ aims to raise awareness of the ways in which memory problems can affect brain injury survivors and their families.
In January 2020, we launched a survey into the effects of memory loss, to be completed by brain injury survivors or their family members and carers acting on their behalf.
The results are striking, with 85% of survivors experiencing a negative impact on their lives and 65% feeling that their personal relationships have been negatively affected as a result of their memory problems.
Swipe below to explore the survey results.