Links to TBI news and blog posts:
Therapy dogs for Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI dementia risk
Traumatic Brain Injury May Raise Dementia Risk
Study links brain injury and higher dementia riskBrain Injury ID card
Life changing apps for people with brain injury
10 things I wish my doctor had told me about mild traumatic brain injury
FDA approves first blood test for concussion
3 Female olympians pledge to donate brains for concussion research
Five Ways To Grow New Brain Cells
Anger Following Brain Injury
Lost & Found: Dealing with Sensory Overload
Five minutes of coloring can have same benefits as hour of meditation, expert says
Brain Injury Group Board
“Every 21 seconds”
Help educate about TBI
What surgeons can dos with a 3D printer
I wish other understood that…
PTSD and TBI
Brain Injury Awareness Month: Not Alone
What happens to our brain and skull when they move?
Que? What? The brain injury is not an excuse
Run for your neurons
More NFL Brain Injury studies
What not to say to a Brain Injury survivor
A better understanding of TBI
Parkinson’s and TBI
Sing and dance in therapy
Brain Injuries and effects
National Brain Injury Awareness Month
Food to remember
Serious or sarcasm?
7th high school football player dead this year
Three years ago today
Brain Trauma Awareness
What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a form of brain injury caused by sudden damage to the brain. Depending on the source of the trauma, TBIs can be either open or closed head injuries.
- Open Head Injuries: Also called penetrating Injuries, these injuries occur when an object (e.g., a bullet) enters the brain and causes damage to specific brain parts. Symptoms vary depending on the part of the brain that is damaged.
- Closed Head Injuries: These injuries result from a blow to the head (e.g., when the head strikes the windshield or dashboard in a car accident).
Irrespective of the cause of the trauma, TBIs result in two types of damage to the brain: primary brain damage, which is damage that occurs at the time of impact (e.g., skull fracture, bleeding, blood clots), and secondary brain damage, which is damage that evolves over time after the trauma (e.g., increased blood pressure within the skull, seizures, brain swelling).
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/TBI/