How brain injuries affect the memory

On Behalf of | Dec 8, 2020 | Uncategorized |

The ability to remember things is essential to our everyday lives. Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an accident may result in long-term memory problems and increased difficulty learning new things.

A grant was recently awarded to teams from The Kessler Foundation and Montclair State University to develop treatments to aid those who suffer long term memory impairment due to TBIs. While brain injuries can affect people in many ways, memory issues can have a particularly detrimental effect on the quality of life.

Memory is essential to carry out your job

Think about the job you currently do. How many times each day does someone tell you something that you need to act upon? If you cannot remember what they said, how will you take action? Or consider how many tasks you perform, without really thinking about what you are doing, because you have built up the knowledge of how to do it over time. Without that recalled knowledge, you will be starting from scratch each time.

Memory is essential to your home life, too

Depending upon the severity of your TBI, you could struggle to remember the route you drive to pick up the children from school. You could get to the shops and forget what you went there for or find it harder to remember vital appointments.

How do TBI’s occur?

They can occur due to an accident or aggression at home, in the street, or in your workplace. Here are some potential causes of brain injuries:

  • Falls
  • Car crashes
  • Blows to the head
  • Big tackles on the sports field
  • Bullets or shrapnel from an explosion

If you suffer an accident, be sure to get checked by a medical professional to ensure you do not have a brain injury. TBIs do not always present straight away and could have a considerable effect on the rest of your life. An attorney can help you receive adequate compensation.