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Cognitive difficulties a consequence of traumatic brain injuries

On Behalf of | Feb 4, 2021 | Injuries |

Many people know that there are specific problems that can come after a traumatic brain injury. One of the most difficult aspects of this type of injury is dealing with the cognitive effects. These can change every aspect of your life, including your career and your personal life.

For some people who have a brain injury, therapy can help with these cognitive problems. These individuals might also need others around them to help them. This includes at work, at home, and when they’re out with friends.

What kinds of problems come with cognitive changes?

There are several different problems that can come up when a person suffers changes in their cognition. These include things like trouble with their memory and the ability to communicate effectively. It may take them longer to determine what others are trying to tell them. It might also be difficult for them to express their own thoughts. They may also have difficulties with problem-solving skills.

Some of the ways that these individuals might compensate include focusing on only one activity at a time and using notes to help remind them what they’re supposed to do. People around them might need to repeat statements to the individual. Those working with the injured party may need to show considerable patience.

Therapy and medical care for a traumatic brain injury can be very costly. When the injury was caused by the negligence of another person, the victim might opt to pursue a claim for compensation. This can help them to recover the financial damages they’ve suffered because of the other person’s actions.

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