A recent news story shines a light on the problem of brain injury in the Ontario province and elsewhere in Canada. The article indicates that more supportive housing is needed for residents suffering from brain injury. Reportedly, 27 patients are currently on a wait list to receive supportive housing in the Ontario area.
Brain injury resulting from an automobile accident or even a slip and fall is sometimes difficult for people to understand. In some cases, it may even be possible that a victim does not realize he or she has been injured because the symptoms can be elusive. Many times victims look normal and seem to speak normally, making the extent of injury difficult to determine.
A TBI, or traumatic brain injury, can occur when a person suffers a powerful blow to the head. It is a complex injury resulting in a broad spectrum of disabilities and symptoms. The injuries associated with TBI can be mild or severe, with symptoms ranging from dizziness or confusion to loss of mobility or cognitive function. In some cases, a TBI could lead to a coma, a persistent vegetative state or even death.
It is a fact that people all over the world fall every day, including citizens of Ontario. Most of the time, falls result in minor scrapes or no injury at all. However, sometimes a simple fall can lead to the unthinkable if you strike your head: serious injury to the brain. This is known as ABI or Acquired Brain Injury. Severe injuries to the brain are called TBI, or traumatic brain injury.
Each day, residents of Mississauga, Ontario, suffer brain injuries of varying degrees. Some cases are minor and require a short recuperation period. Others are more serious and symptoms are present for a much longer period of time. In some situations the symptoms don’t really ever go away. There are multiple ways in which such an injury might occur and diagnosing the condition can be difficult. Likewise, so too can treating it.