If you've experienced a brain injury use the links below to get connected to the information you need. The Person with a Brain Injury section includes resources on what you need to know now, factsheets and guides on returning to school or work. Explore the Mental Health & Wellness area which contains resources on topics like domestic abuse and substance use disorders. In the For Family & Caregivers section provides resources for everyone.
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Understanding Brain Injury, What you should know about brain injury and recovery
This video, developed by Shepherd Center in Atlanta GA, uses simple language and images of real people who have sustained a brain injury, as well as medical experts and advocates. Judy Fortin, former CNN anchor and medical correspondent, guides you through important information to help maximize your loved one’s recovery. Lee Woodruff adds practical advice – her husband, Bob Woodruff of ABC News, was injured in a bomb blast in Iraq
- Chapter 1: Introduction and About This Video
- Chapter 2: Brain Injury Basics and Anatomy of the Brain
- Chapter 3: Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury, It's Causes, Effects and Classifications
- Chapter 4: Understanding Non-Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke, It's Causes and Classifications
- Chapter 5: Practical Advice for Coping with Brain Injury
- Understanding Brain Injury Details
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (UAB-TBIMS) maintains this Information Network as a resource to promote knowledge in research, health, and quality of life for people with traumatic brain injuries, their families, and TBI-related professionals. Here, you will find educational materials and information on research activities of the UAB-TBIMS along with links to outside (Internet) information. Although there are many informative commercial (.com) websites, this website only links to information materials originating from educational, organizational, and government entities.
FACTSHEETS: The UAB-TBIMS offers a series of Information Sheets developed through a collaboration between the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) and the TBI Model Systems of Care. These fact sheets are written for consumers.
- Understanding TBI Part 1: What happens to the brain during injury and in the early stages of recovery from TBI? Español
- Understanding TBI Part 2: Brain injury impact on individuals’ functioning Español
- Understanding TBI Part 3: The Recovery Process Español
- Understanding TBI Part 4: The impact of a recent TBI on family members and what they can do to help with recovery Español
- Understanding and Coping With Irritability, Anger, and Aggression After TBI Español
- Understanding Problem Behavior Changes After Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
- Concussion Recovery Español
- Social Skills After Traumatic Brain Injury Español
- Vision Problems and Traumatic Brain Injury Español
- Couples’ Relationships after Traumatic Brain Injury Español
- Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Español
- Memory and Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Español
- Cognitive Problems Español
- Driving Español
- Emotional Problems Español
- Fatigue Español
- Headaches Español
- Returning to School Español
- Seizures Español
- Sleep Español
- Vegetative & Minimally Conscious States Español
- Alcohol & TBI Español
- Balance Problems & TBI Español
- Depression Español
- Sexualty Español
- Loss of Smell or Taste After Traumatic Brain Injury Español
- Spasticity after TBI Español
REHAB TIP SHEETS: These tip sheets offer rehabilitation care providers and consumer caregivers step-by-step instructions and photo illustration on performing common activities.
September is National Concussion Awareness Month
National Concussion Awareness Month features National Falls Prevention Week (September 20-24, 2021).
Explore resources from the National Council of Aging (NCOA), who leads the ACL funded National Falls Prevention Resource Center. They are:
1. Hosting a Fire and Falls Webinar Series: Engaging Fighters and EMS for Falls Prevention. You can learn more about the webinar series and register for the webinars by visiting the following link: https://www.ncoa.org/article/fire-and-falls-webinar-series-engaging-firefighters-and-ems-for-falls-prevention
2. Falls Prevention Awareness Week Toolkit that includes digital and printable assets that can be used to generate engagement. The assets include conversation guides, customizable posters, flyers, banners, etc. You can download the toolkit from this link: https://www.ncoa.org/article/falls-prevention-awareness-week-toolkit
Learn About the TBI Act of 1996
The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act was signed into law on July 29, 1996 by President Bill Clinton.
Visit the Brain Injury Association of America to learn more. When the TBI Act was signed, it was the only federal legislation that specifically addressed TBI prevention, research, and service delivery through state grants. Follow us on social media July 29 to learn more about the TBI Act and its history.. Read more about it on this website: https://www.biausa.org/public-affairs/public-policy/traumatic-brain-inju...