WHAT IS AN ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY (ABI)?
An ABI is damage to the brain since birth, there may be a number of reasons for this including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which is trauma to the brain as a result of an assault, road traffic accident or a fall. Other causes of ABI include non traumatic injuries such as stroke, brain tumours, infection, poisoning, hypoxia, ischemia, encephalopathy or substance abuse. The brain is responsible for controlling our body’s functions; if it is damaged then this will affect these functions. Each brain injury affects the brain in a
different way, meaning symptoms will be different for each person; they could include difficulties with: