Confusion After Brain Injury

Confusion is common following a brain injury. It usually improves shortly after the injury occurs, but in some instances, it can last weeks, months, or even longer. Confusion occurs more often in older adults (>66 years old) but can happen to anyone following a brain injury. Typically, the more severe the brain injury, the more…

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Strategies for Brain Injury

Brain injury can be a perplexing condition. The person may look and act much as before their injury but have difficulty in day-to-day activities that can seem “simple” to the person they’re talking with. Family members and professionals can use these strategies to help the person with a brain injury that you’re communicating with. The…

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Memory and Moderate to Severe Brain Injury

This fact sheet explains memory problems that may affect people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). By understanding the new limits on their memory and ways to help overcome those limits, people with TBI can still get things done every day.

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Memory Problems and Tips

Short-term memory loss is very common after a brain injury – thankfully there are plenty of coping strategies available. Typical situations include forgetting people’s names, losing a train of thought, getting lost at the shops, repeating or forgetting past conversations, misplacing objects and difficulty learning new skills.

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