Brain injuries affect all walks of life. There are many different causes of brain injuries and they can range from mild to very severe.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force. Typical causes of TBI are:
*Motor vehicle/Traffic crashes
*Struck by an object
An acquired brain injury, or ABI, is an injury to the brain, which is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma. This is an injury to the brain that has occurred after birth. Types of acquired brain injuries causes include:
*Viral Encephalitis (brain swelling)
*Vaccines in rare cases
Brain injury victims can experience a wide variety of impairments and disabilities. Physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments can be life long after a brain injury. Reduced thinking speeds, confusion, impaired cognitive skills, visual memory deficits, decreased control over body movements, difficulties in understanding or even speaking language, memory deficits, apraxia, depression, anxiety, and many more catastrophic reactions.