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DEFINITION OF ABI

Developed by the Clinical Data Working Group of the Toronto ABI Network and adopted by their Advisory Committee

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TYPES OF HEAD INJURY

Describes the different types of brain and head injuries, including the complication and recovery process.

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PHYSICAL CHANGES

Describes how brain injury may lead to physical changes which can be temporary or permanent, severity and location of the brain injury.

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COGNITIVE CHANGES

Describes how cognitive changes after brain injury can affect the way a person thinks, learns and remembers.

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EMOTIONAL/BEHAVIOURAL CHANGES

Describes changes in a person's emotional reaction or behaviour after a brain injury, often the most difficult for the individual and families to deal with.

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HORMONAL CHANGES

Describes some of the common issues as they relate to hormonal changes following an aquired or traumtic brain injury.

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FUNCTION & SYMPTOMS

Describes brain anatomy, its functions and symptoms following an aquired or traumtic brain injury.

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3D BRAIN INTERACTIVE

Information on disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern neuroscience research.

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BRAIN STIMULATION

Describes the anatomy of the brain and its function with a special interactive feature.

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Ranchos Los Amigos Scale

Describes this medical scale used to assess individuals after a brain injury, based on cognitive and behavioural presentations as they emerge from coma.

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STATISTICS

Download the PDF document and view the staggering true numbers - and see how it compares with other health conditions.

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There is hope for a traumatic brain injury.

Collaboration with professionals such as Clinical Psychologists, service providers, community groups and other agencies to ensure that clients have access to appropriate options and resources.

English is here also to ensure that clients have access to appropriate options and resources and more resources.

Community-Based Living Support

All needs, requirements, and special considerations are identified within the Individual Support Plan, a document that provides a holistic rehabilitation and maintenance plan.

All needs, requirements, and special considerations are identified within the Individual Support Plan, a document that provides a holistic rehabilitation and maintenance plan.

IN THE NEWS

Head Injury in Sport

Jason Osler / CBC News

Importance of Self-care

Nicole Reis / CBC News

Mysterious Symptoms

Bruce Campion-Smith / Toronto Star

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