Cognitive

Attention and concentration problems

A brain injury can affect attention or concentration abilities, leading to problems with work, study and everyday living.

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Cognitive

Memory Problems and Tips

Short-term memory loss is very common after a brain injury – thankfully there are plenty of coping strategies available. Typical situations include forgetting people's names, losing a train of thought, getting lost at the shops, repeating or forgetting past conversations, misplacing objects and difficulty learning new skills. 

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Cognitive

Perseveration (Repetition)

Perseveration is repetitive and continuous behavior, speech or thought that occurs due to changes in cognitive skills such as memory, attention, and mental flexibility.

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Cognitive

Difficulty with making decisions

Decision-making is one element of a broader set of mental skills that have been called 'executive functions' - these are the skills needed to enable us to deal with problems that arise in everyday life, and to cope with new situations.

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Cognitive

Motivation and initiation (Adynamia)

Some brain injuries can result in a loss of motivation and difficulty in getting started with activities.

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