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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Help For Trauma Survivors

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating.

Today, we understand more about the healthy brain and its response to trauma, although science still has much to learn about how to reverse damage resulting from head injuries. More than five million Americans alive today have had a traumatic brain injury resulting in a permanent need for help in performing daily activities. Survivors of traumatic brain injury are often left with significant cognitive, behavioral, and communicative disabilities, and some patients develop long-term medical complications, such as epilepsy.

Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment
What is traumatic brain injury treatment and how does it help? Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. Some symptoms are evident immediately, while others do not surface until several days or weeks after the injury. Cognitive changes that can occur due to a traumatic brain injury include: Shortened attention span; memory problems; problem-solving difficulties; poor judgment; partial or complete loss of reading and writing skills; inability to understand abstract concepts; difficulty learning new things.

TBI treatment: Assessment

TBI treatment varies, depending on the diagnosis. TBI is classified into two categories: mild and severe. A brain injury is defined as mild if loss of consciousness and/or confusion and disorientation is shorter than 30 minutes. While MRI and CAT scans are often normal, the individual has cognitive problems such as headache, difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings and frustration. These injuries are commonly overlooked. Even though this type of TBI is called mild, the effect on the family and the injured person can be devastating. Severe brain injury is associated with loss of consciousness for more than 30 minutes and memory loss after the injury or penetrating skull injury longer than 24 hours. The deficits range from impairment of higher level cognitive functions to comatose states. Survivors may have limited function of arms or legs, abnormal speech or language, loss of thinking ability or emotional problems. The range of injuries and degree of recovery varies on an individual basis.

TBI treatment: Action

What is traumatic brain injury treatment and how does it help? Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. Some symptoms are evident immediately, while others do not surface until several days or weeks after the injury. Cognitive changes that can occur due to a traumatic brain injury include: Shortened attention span; memory problems; problem-solving difficulties; poor judgment; partial or complete loss of reading and writing skills; inability to understand abstract concepts; difficulty learning new things.

Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment - Recovery and Remediation

Traumatic brain injury treatment involves strengthening cognitive skills. Recovery from a traumatic brain injury varies based on the individual and the brain injury. Recovery can be seen months, and even years, after the initial injury. Devastating and fatal injuries can be easier to ascertain than other injuries.

Cognition is a term used to describe the processes of thinking, reasoning, problem solving, information processing and memory. Most patients with severe TBI, if they recover consciousness, suffer from cognitive disabilities, including the loss of many higher level mental skills. The most common cognitive impairment among severely head-injured patients is memory loss, characterized by some loss of specific memories and the partial inability to form or store new ones.

Singapore brain Development Centre are equipped to train the brain for success. Science validates that the real cause of a person's ability to learn is his or her cognitive skills' strength or weakness. If skills are strong, learning comes easily and naturally. That is never more apparent than when a person suffers a traumatic brain injury. The brain needs to be rewired. It will physically change in response to appropriate training.

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