Moderate to Severe TBI
Examples of disabilities, or the loss of physical or mental function caused by damage to the brain from TBI are:
Other challenges that a TBI patient may experience are:
During the rehabilitation and transition phases of TBI treatment, members of the healthcare team will provide information to the patient and family members about dealing with these issues. Specific tools and coping strategies will be suggested, for example, writing a detailed list of steps needed to complete a task, using prompts or visual aids to help remember things, or using assistive devices to move around, such as a walker or a wheelchair. Learning new ways to do things is a very important part of recovery.