We need our brain to survive; it connects everything together, processes emotions and essentially makes us who we are. But they are fragile and can be severely damaged through injury or illness.
Brain injury doesn’t just affect individuals; it can transform the lives of entire families. Emotional and behavioural changes in the individual can affect relationships and the dynamic of the family. There may also be physical demands on the carer, while a loss of income can add additional stress to the family.
Caring for someone with a brain injury can require a great deal of patience and sacrifice. This year’s Action for Brain Injury Week will highlight the issues surrounding caring for someone with a brain injury while providing practical support to those who need help.
If you would like to learn more about the various conditions that can affect the brain, why not take a look at our brand new Neurological Conditions Course.