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Brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of children and adults under the age of 45. In British Columbia alone, “…between 21 and 38 individuals sustain brain injury each day…” -Health Canada, 2007.
These injuries can be caused by internal forces such as:
- a stroke
- a tumour
- by external trauma such as blows to the head caused by:
- a fall
- a car accident
- or sports-related injury like a concussion
- Intimate Partner Violence
- blow, kick, or object hitting the head
The injuries can be mild or severe and can have serious impacts on the central nervous system often resulting in:
- mobility and other physical difficulties
- challenges with reasoning and thinking
- emotional and behavioural problems
In the Learn module of the website you can explore information about the various stages of a brain injury, from healthy brain function, to the different types of injuries that can occur and about the path of recovery. Our educational resources include facts and suggested best practices, videos and links to other online resources. The information found on our site is intended to serve brain injury survivors, their family and friends, as well as healthcare practitioners. Use our website as an educational guide. It is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
We encourage those recovering from a brain injury to connect with their local brain injury organization in order to get the support and services they are seeking for themselves as well as their family and friends. We have an excellent Resources Page, searchable by location, which you can explore here.
Learn about the anatomy of the human brain, Canadian statistics related to brain injury, the medical facts about brain injury as well as tips for recovery as discussed by medical experts.