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.

Animation: Memory Loss after Brain Injury

This Memory loss after brain injury animation was produced in response to the findings of our survey, and aims to raise awareness of this complex effect of brain injury.

This Memory loss after brain injury animation was produced in response to the findings of our survey, and aims to raise awareness of this complex effect of brain injury.

Survey results: The impact of memory problems on people with brain injury

In January 2020, Headway UK 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.

The impact of memory loss on people with brain injury

Survey results: The impact of memory problems on people with brain injury

Get involved: We need YOU!

You can get involved with our campaign by sharing our infographics, images and videos on your social media using the hashtags #MemoryLoss #ABIWeek. The more people share, the more we’ll increase understanding of memory loss after brain injury!

As well as sharing this very page, here are some other things you can share:

If you or a loved one would like to know more information about memory loss following a brain injury, or about how our charity can help you, call 01865326263 or email admin@headway-oxford.org.uk.

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