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Title: ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY


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ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY
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  • Dr. LOUISE LORENC
  • CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
  • MOOR GREEN

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What is Acquired Brain Injury?
  • A term which covers
  • strokes, tumours and haemorrhages,
  • and injuries resulting from
  • falls, assaults and road traffic
  • accidents

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SOME FACTS AND FIGURES
  • 100,000 adults admitted to hospital with an
    acquired brain injury
  • In 1970, 10 of people with a severe brain injury
    survived
  • By 2000, more than 80 of admissions make a good
  • physical recovery

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COMING CLOSER TO HOME
  • In the West Midlands last year, there were 4,500
    cases of traumatic brain injury.
  • 500 of these had significant long term effects

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WHAT DO WE MEAN BY LONG TERM DIFFICULTIES?
  • Damage to the brain can cause significant
    cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems as
    well as physical injuries

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COGNITIVE DIFFICULTIES
  • PROBLEMS WITH MEMORY
  • Keeping appointments, keeping track of finances,
    remembering who your family and friends are,
    recalling discussions and decisions, recalling
    and acting on instructions.

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BEHAVIOURAL DIFFICULTIES
  • Neglecting social rules
  • Trouble managing anger and aggression
  • Difficulty getting motivated
  • Crying or laughing out of context
  • Wandering

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EMOTIONAL DIFFICULTIES
  • Feeling lonely and isolated
  • Embarrassed by change in appearance or ability
  • Depressed at changes in life role and
    expectations
  • Guilt surrounding injury
  • Anxiety

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JUST ONE EXAMPLE.
  • Dear team, please could you see this young man
    who had a severe head injury in 1995. He tried
    to return to work following the injury, but was
    not able to keep up with the job, and was made
    redundant in 1996. He subsequently divorced and
    moved into his own home, and is frankly not
    coping well at the moment. He self-discharged
    from hospital and received no further
    rehabilitation at the time.
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