March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

By Roger Foisy on March 20th, 2013

March has been designated brain injury awareness month by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA).

Brain injuries can affect a person’s cognitive abilities, emotional responses, and overall personality. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result when a person experiences a blow to the head, or from a penetrating injury (for example, a gunshot wound).

TBI is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. According to Brain Injury Centre Canada, TBI is sustained by: 1) Falls (35.2% – often experienced by children and the elderly); 2) Traffic Collisions (17.3%); 3) Struck By/Against Events (16.5% – including many workplace accidents); 4) Assaults (10%); and Other/Unknown Incidents (21%).

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