Brain injury can happen to anyone through, motor accidents, assaults, falls, to mention but a few. Join the #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign to learn with others what it’s like to live with a brain injury, the aim is to increase knowledge and reduce stigma.
ABOUT THE BRAIN!
The brain has three main parts:-
1. The Cerebrum- It also controls vision, hearing and other senses.
2. The Cerebellum- it controls balance, coordination and fine muscle movement(e.g., walking).
3. The Brain stem- It controls fundamental body functions such as breathing, eye movements, blood pressure, heartbeat, and swallowing.
HOW DOES BRAIN INJURY AFFECT US?
Injury to the right side of the brain mostly affects:-
COGNITIVE ABILITIES e.g. attention, reasoning and problem solving, memory, organization, orientation, insight, emotions etc.
COMMUNICATION ABILITIES e.g. visual and spatial perception, social communication, speech etc. along with these are effects on other components of executive function like planning, organizing and self awareness.