How Brain Injuries Impact Behavior, Communication and Cognition
Brain injury can affect a person physically, emotionally, the way a person thinks (cognition), and the way a person acts (behavior).
In this section are some of the challenges your treatment team will be looking at:
|Arousal||General Communication Tips|
|Attention and Concentration||Language Impairment-Aphasia|
|Memory||Motor Speech Disorder-Apraxia|
|Problem Solving and Reasoning|
|Mood||Bladder and Bowel|
|Initiation and Apathy||Nutrition|
|Awareness and Insight||Skin Care|
|Impulsivity||Sleep and Fatigue|
|Anger and Agitation||Respiratory Health|
|Anxiety and Depression||Vision|
|Splinting and Bracing|
Other problems may arise that are not listed above. Some problems affect many people while others seldom occur. Each person and each brain injury is different.
Types of problems, as well as length and amount of recovery, vary considerably from person to person depending on the location, type and extent of injury.