An acquired brain injury (or ABI) occurs
when the brain is damaged either through an impact, lack of oxygen, drug or alcohol abuse, stroke, infection or disease. The brain is the most important organ when it comes to who we are, what we feel, and how we control our bodies – so the effects of a brain injury
can be dramatic and life changing.
Although a brain injury will affect each individual differently, there are common issues that often result from a brain injury. These include changes in memory, lack of concentration, problem solving difficulties, lack of self control, communication difficulties
and emotional instability.
Brain injury may also cause physical problems such as difficulty walking, balancing or controlling movements, and a loss in physical strength.