This category contains information about traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a nondegenerative, noncongenital abuse to the brain from an external mechanical force. This may possibly lead to permanent or temporary impairments of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. Sufferers may experience head injury, brain injury, head trauma, brain concussion, brain contusion, subdural hematoma, epidural hematoma, skull fractures, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or intracerebral hemorrhage.
The term, “brain injury” is often used synonymously with “head injury”, which may not be associated with neurological deficits. Head injury is any alteration in mental or physical functioning related to a blow to the head. Sufferers may experience coma, concussion, head trauma, intracranial bleed, loss of consciousness, neuroprotection, skull fracture, subdural hemorrhage, or traumatic brain injury.
American Stroke Association, is a division of the American Heart Association. Their Web site has information about risk assessment, prevention, treatment, recovery, caregiving, stroke family support information, and the usual "e;other."e;
The Brain Attack Coalition, (six organizations—American Heart, National Stroke, National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Stroke Belt Consortium). Their Web site includes print material and Audio-Visual material.
Institute for Cognitive Prosthetics provides papers and publications from their research. For example, “Computer-Based Cognitive Prosthetics: Assistive technology for the Treatment of Cognitive Disabilities” (ACM SIG/CAPH, 1998) by Elliot Cole, Ph.D. and Parto Dehdashti, Ph.D.
Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute (NRI) offers multiple mid- and long-term programs and services for adults age 18 and older with a primary diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury or other acquired neurological problem. NRI is housed within Brookhaven Hospital, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and also consists of two transitional living centers within short distances of the hospital.
Bayshore Health Services Residential Rehab [formerly Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario] a program to assist persons with moderate to severe brain injuries and other neurological impairments in achieving success in increasing their level of independence. [Canada]
Bayshore Healthcare Care for Seniors at Home, Patient Assistance Programs, Government Healthcare Services