A brain injury can affect every aspect of a person’s life – physical, cognitive, social and emotional. There are frequently no visible physical symptoms and that can lead others to overlook the resulting disabilities. Friends, family and acquaintances may misinterpret the effects of a brain injury as a personality defect.
Possible effects resulting from brain injury
Vision or hearing
Loss of taste and smell
Epilepsy and seizures
Slow to respond
Decreased attention span
Poor planning and problem solving skills
Lack of insight
Socially inappropriate behaviour
These effects may be life lasting or subside over time. A common brain injury myth is that it is an intellectual impairment. In fact, most survivors retain their intellectual abilities.
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