Conditions – Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired Brain Injury

An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) refers to an injury or condition that occurs after birth which affects the brain’s structure or functioning. There are many causes of ABI and can include a direct impact to the head, infection of the brain (encephalitis) or lack of oxygen to the brain.

Depending on the severity of the injury to the brain, a person can often spend time in hospital recovering and may need a rehabilitation program to improve their speech, thinking, walking and their ability to resume self-care. Some people will make significant improvement during this recovery period, but many will continue to have changes to their personality, mood and may require assistance with their activities of daily living.

Our doctors at Adelaide Disability Medical Services recognise your need for independence, understanding and respect. We will work with you and your carers to provide general medical care and to screen for and manage associated mental health conditions that can occur more commonly in people with an Acquired Brain Injury.

For more information on Acquired Brain Injuries and support available, please visit:

https://www.braininjuryaustralia.org.au
http://braininjurysa.org.au

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