Acquired Brain Injury

GUIDES for download and WEBSITES

While utilizing these resources, please, remain aware that NOT each and every bump to the head will necessarily result in a concussion.  The term concussion denotes a traumatic brain injury, TBI for short.  Concussion = ‘shaking’, and when applied to the brain, it means shaking of the brain.  To diagnose a concussion, a hit to the head needs to lead at least to ‘alteration in mental state’ for a period of time in addition to other symptoms, and subtle longer-term consequences including slowed processing of information!  It should be diagnosed by a professional educated in traumatic brain injury.

Acquired brain injury includes traumatic brain injury as well as other acquired conditions that impact brain functioning (e.g., brain tumors, brain surgery, lack of oxygen supply to brain).

MyB brain exercise collection including guidelines

Support in Vancouver BC- Concussion Management @ GF Strong

Support in Vancouver- Acquired Brain Injury @ Watson Centre Society for Brain Health

Concussion Management- Return to Activity Factsheet

BrainFairy-brain injury resource site by a brain injury survivor

Resources – Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia

BrainLine.org: Information for Caregivers 

Caregivers’ Bill of Rights- also click on ‘Caregiver Education> Health Conditions’ for additional resources

TBI-Depression_ConsumerGuide

Emotional Difficulties after TBI

Understanding TBI edu for families

Alberta guide to brain-injury

BrainInterrupted- What to do after a TBI diagnosis and other information on TBI

STRIKING A NERVE: TBI UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Brain Injury Advocates Canada

Brainstreams.ca Resources – the official website of the BC Brain Injury Association

Brain Line – preventing, treating, and living with TBI

Thinking/ Cognitive Symptoms following brain injury

Brain Injury Help.ca- Acquired Brain Injury System Navigation of Southeastern Ontario

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