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Health and Wellbeing

Future Medical Problems

Most people with a brain injury are expected to experience a normal life span but families and carers can play a crucial role by monitoring for any further medical problems arising post-injury, particularly after hospital.

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Health and Wellbeing

Alcohol, Caffeine and other Drugs

Most rehabilitation specialists will advise against drinking alcohol for at least one to two years after brain injury, or even indefinitely.

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Ageing with a Brain Injury

Preparing for retirement

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Ageing with a Brain Injury

Supporting ageing carers

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Ageing with a Brain Injury

Active Ageing with a Brain Injury

Actively engaging in physical activity and social engagement tests resilience. When someone is ageing with a brain injury, a positive ageing experience can be experienced.

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Health and Wellbeing

Pain Management and brain injury

Pain can be one of the many resulting effects from a brain injury and it needs appropriate management.

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Reintegration

Brain injury information for employers

Accommodations in the workplace are simply adaptations that allow a person with a disability to work effectively.

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Reintegration

Returning to studies

Survivors of a brain injury who have done very well in their recovery may still face significant challenges in returning to their studies.

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Reintegration

Returning to work

One of the main hopes and expectations people have when leaving hospital is that they will return to the work or study they were involved in prior to the brain injury.

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Health and Wellbeing

Medication

A brain injury may result in an ongoing need for medications prescribed to you by your doctor.

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Health and Wellbeing

Nutrition, diet and brain injury

A healthy diet is an essential key to maximizing your brain's potential after a brain injury. 

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Emotional

Avoiding boredom after a brain injury

Creating a meaningful routine can help make life easier and avoid boredom.

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Emotional

Hope after brain injury

No one can truly understand the devastating impact a brain injury can have without experiencing it personally. Many face despair and depression in the early days, as the extent to which their lives have changed becomes clear. However, there is always hope.

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Emotional

The post-rehabilitation slump

Survivors of a brain injury often make excellent recoveries through a positive attitude, hard work and professional and family support. But once the rehabilitation is over there can be a sudden slump, leaving the survivor with depression or despair.

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Social

Social and recreational activities

Having a social life and pursuing interests make life worthwhile and are important to consider following brain injury.

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Social

Social Skills and Confidence

Social Skills and Confidence can both be affected following an acquired brain injury.

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Social

Steps to independence

Resuming an independent lifestyle safely after a brain injury is an important goal. This goal should be approached in stages based on individual needs and abilities.

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