Brain injury is for life and individuals with ABI and their families can face a dramatically altered life as a result. Damage to the brain may result in a personality change and can affect one or more of
- Speech& language
- Understanding of situations
- Ability to cope with pressure
- The ability to organise oneself and their finances
All these affect a person’s ability to take control of their lives and can lead to social isolation and
depression. Financial and emotional strain on carers and family members can be considerable.