Causes of Brain Injury
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is a non-degenerative injury caused to the brain since birth. There are many possible causes of an ABI, including a stroke, haemorrhage, tumour or disease. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by trauma to the head that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, which results in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning. Possible causes can be a road traffic accident, a fall or a blow to the head. The effects that result from either an Acquired or Traumatic brain injury can be similar.
Effects of Brain Injury
The brain can be injured in many ways, according to where in the brain the injury has taken place.
Brain injury is a complex condition. Symptoms can be varied and are sometimes difficult to identify and understand. Headway Oxfordshire offer support to understand and discover how you can help your brain to recover or how you can learn strategies to deal with ongoing difficulties.