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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 effects of a brain injury and it needs appropriate management.

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Reintegration

Brain injury information for employers

Post-brain injury many employees are eager to return to work. Employers may find some simple adjustments can be made to allow this to happen.

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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

Many people with a brain injury see returning to work or study as an important milestone.

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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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Emotional

Avoiding boredom

It is often the case that a person finishes rehabilitation and is not yet ready to return to work or study.

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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.

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Emotional

Post-rehab slump

Survivors of a brain injury often make excellent recoveries through, hard work and professional and family support.

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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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