The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be devastating for the person who suffers from the injury, as well as for his or her family and friends. Many people realize this, but don’t understand the full extent of the long term effects of traumatic brain injury. Tragically, this kind of injury can affect everything from behavior to sensory perceptions to physical coordination.
Recognizing Common Effects of Brain Injury
Changes in cognitive ability are one of the most significant and obvious effects of brain injuries. The severity of the brain injury can determine how pronounced or lasting the effects are. Frequently, however, people who have suffered from brain injuries experience problems with memory, ability to learn, attention span, communication skills, planning skills, and judgment.