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What is an abi

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The 'hidde' disability outlines what aquired brain injury is.

The 'hidde' disability outlines what aquired brain injury is.

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    • Brain Injury Matters What is an ABI?
    • Brain Injury Matters● Aquired Brain Injury occurs after birth.● Most frequent occurrences are from stroke, Parkinsons and Huntingtons disease, multiple sclerosis, substance abuse (drug/alcohol), anoxia (near drowning), physical injury (described as Traumatic Brain Injury)
    • Brain Injury Matters● Traumatic Brain Injury is caused from infliction to the head such as accident, many car accidents can cause traumatic brain injury, fall, severe blow to head, concussion .
    • Brain Injury Matters● Traumatic Brain Injury is caused from infliction to the head such as accident, many car accidents can cause injury, fall, severe blow to head, concussion . Sports injury can lead to concussion through tackles to unprotected head. Research shows repeated mild concussion can lead to severe ABI
    • Brain Injury Matters ● Closed TBI happens when the brain is hurt without anything (like a knife, a bullet, or other. object) going through the skull. There are many ways the brain can be injured in a closed TBI. Car accidents and falls are the most common causes of injury. ● Open TBI happens when something goes through the skull and hurts the brain. Things like a gunshot wound to the head, a stab wound, or a severe skull fracture can cause an open TBI.
    • Brain Injury Matters● Non-Traumatic Brain Injury● Causes include lack of oxygen, blood or glucose that can occur through stroke, heart attack, near drowning, strangulation or chemical reaction from alchohol or drug overdose
    • Brain Injury Matters How do you view disability?
    • Brain Injury Matters
    • Brain Injury Matters● Not all people with acquired brain injury have a physical disability. Many seem like any average person.● That is why it is often called the hidden disability.
    • Brain Injury MattersOne of them has a hidden disability
    • Brain Injury Matters● The most common result of abi is loss of memory and concentration.● Difficulty in finding words to form sentences.● Long term effects are different from person to person.
    • Brain Injury Matters● People with an abi may have slurred speech and different physical movements.● People with an abi may seem average, most of the time.● ABI is sometimes very difficult to notice.● It is advisable to get to know the person by building rapport.
    • Brain Injury Matters● An example may be a care giver is called to an individual who has failed to pay rent.● Develop rapport and the possibility may be that I forgot to pay the rent and now my money has run out● Work with the person and help develop a reminder plan.
    • Brain Injury Matters● A person with an abi may be a drug or alchohol related injury.● Build rapport and seek the persons interests and previous activities.● It is always preferable to build a friendship to understand the cause of the injury,