Living with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain after birth. There are many possible causes, including a fall, a road accident, infection, tumour and stroke. ABI can affect memory and thought processes, physical ability, speech/language, swallowing, physical ability, psychological functioning and/or behaviour. Impairments are not always visible. As a result, the impact of brain injury is sometimes underestimated. It can be a big support to know there are people who do understand and can help. Rehabilitation gives people the opportunity to regain some of the skills that may have been affected by their brain injury, and to compensate for any skills that have been lost.