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Acquired Brain Injury and How to Spot It

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Acquired Brain Injury

As we and our loved ones grow older, brain deterioration and its impacts on general health become an increasing concern. With approximately 4% of the population living with Acquired Brain Injury, this non-genetic brain damage is a leading cause of disability among Canadians. Our experts at Medway Healthcare understand the stress and confusion surrounding Acquired Brain Injury, which is why we’ve compiled a list of preventative measures as well as symptoms and effects, to keep you and your loved ones informed and ensure that no injury goes unnoticed or untreated.

Acquiring Brain Injury

An Acquired Brain Injury can be a result of either a physical trauma such as a fall or assault, or the unfortunate aftermath of a medical complication like a stroke, tumour, aneurysm, or infection. Although hard to control, efforts to prevent an Acquired Brain Injury include regular medical check-ups, as well as maintaining a balanced diet and fitness regimen to build and strengthen the immune system. The stronger the immune system, the lower the chances of a serious infection which can develop into serious neurological damage.

Spotting Acquired Brain Injury

The effects of Acquired Brain Injury are often threefold – cognitive, emotional, and physical. Symptoms include reduced mental and physical functions such as memory loss, impaired motor skills, difficulty communicating, and confusion. If you or a loved one are displaying any of (or similar to) the above, we urge you to seek professional care immediately. The brain is a strong and durable organ, and can be treated if diagnosed at early stages of injury, so it is vital that you keep a vigilant eye on all potential indicators of damage.

Prognosis and Treatment

As with all medical emergencies, no two cases are ever the same. That’s why seeking professional help is unavoidable, so that you or your loved one can work together with a doctor to devise a personalized plan for recovery.

As the best Senior Home Health Care caregiver in Toronto, our Personal Support Workers are here to assist you or a loved one struggling with Acquired Brain Injury. Qualified and trained to ease emotional and physical difficulty in Acquired Brain Injury patients, our caregivers provide top-tier service to ensure you or a loved one are receiving the most customized care. Contact us today through our online form, or call 1-(888) 425-4850 to learn more about our ABI services.



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