Side effects of acquired brain injuries
Because the brain is the central part of the nervous system which controls and coordinates many functions in the body, brain injuries can have a wide range of debilitating effects. Brain injuries can be temporary or permanent and the long-term effects vary from person to person and are often impossible to predict.
Side effects of an ABI can include:
- Physical effects – such as fatigue and motor disorders
- Behavioural changes – such as changes to personality and self-control issues
- Psychological effects – such as depression, cognitive challenges, and memory loss
For many people living with an ABI their daily life is affected in many ways, making routine tasks and independent living a real challenge. That’s why acquired brain injury care at home can significantly improve one’s standard of living and quality of life, and maintain independent living at home.