Acquired Brain Injury Ireland has launched Ireland’s first comprehensive guide to acquired brain injury. With more than 13,000 people in Ireland affected by ABI every year, the publication of the guide will help individuals and their families understand the impact a brain injury will have on their lives.
Damage to the brain from an acquired brain injury can result in a personality change and can affect memory, speech and language, mobility, sight, judgement, ability to cope with pressure and understanding of situations, concentration, and the ability to organise oneself and one’s finances. All these affect people’s ability to take control of their lives and can lead to social isolation and depression. Financial and emotional strain on carers can be considerable.
ABI Ireland’s Guide to Acquired Brian Injury is available from the ABI Ireland website www.abiireland.ie or from ABI Ireland, 43 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.