An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain post-birth by a traumatic or non-traumatic event.
Acquired Brain Injury can affect memory and thought processes, physical ability, speech/language, swallowing, physical ability, psychological functioning and/or behaviour.
There are multiple possible causes, including; a fall, a road accident, an infection, tumour or stroke.
There isn’t a single ‘cure’ or treatment for acquired brain injury.
However, there are opportunities for sufferers to regain some of the skills that they’ve lost, through therapies and support. These include physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, psychology, occupational therapy.