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Acquired Brain Injury

  • The Jogger - The patented Jogger™ system uses a combination of handheld PDA and Internet technologies to enable persons with short-term memory loss to better manage their affairs and thereby increase their independence and productivity.

  • Jessica Taylor: Brain injury survivor - On the evening of 15 November 1969, the full life that I knew suddenly came to a catastrophic halt after a fall down a steep flight of stairs. The savage contact with the steel-plated door at the bottom of the stairs cracked my skull and rendered me head and brain-injured.

  • Acquired brain injury - Acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any type of brain damage that occurs after birth. It can include damage sustained by infection, disease, lack of oxygen or a blow to the head. (Better Health Channel)

  • Acquired brain injury, Change for children: Every child matters - This exemplar on acquired brain injury forms part of the National service framework (NSF) for children, young people and maternity services. Download site of PDF File. (Department of Health; Department for Education and Skills. UK)

  • Brain Injury Ring - The Brain Injury Ring consists of Brain Injury Resources as well as homepages of Caregivers, Friends, Family, and Survivors of Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injuries (ABI / TBI). The goal is to serve as a resource to this on-line community as well as educate people about Brain Injuries.

  • Headway Ireland - is the National Association for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Founded in 1985, we develop, provide and promote services to enhance the potential of people with an acquired brain injury.

  • Headway Victoria (Australia) - Headway Victoria works alongside people living with acquired brain injury to: Promote and defend their right to make choices about their lives. Ensure they have ready access to the information, support and resources they require. Ensure that the life changing experience of ABI informs service development, government policy and decision making. Fight for the overall provision of equal opportunities. Raise community awareness.

  • Links to Brain Injury related sites on the World Wide Web - Mainly USA related information, but a large group of 'general topics'. (The Brain Injury Association of Washington)

  • The Perspectives Network: "Survive with pride" - The Perspectives Network, Inc.'s primary focus is positive communication between persons with brain injury, family members/ caregivers/friends of persons with brain injury, those many professionals who treat persons with brain injury and community members in order to create positive changes and enhance public awareness and knowledge of acquired/traumatic brain injury. You'll find resource listings for various ABI/TBI Related Books, Videos, Organizations and Web Sites including a direct link to the BIA Chapter Contact Page so that you can find the BIA chapter serving your state.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide - Nearly all of the survivors of a traumatic head injury and their families with whom I have worked have had one complaint: There is nothing written that explains head injury in clear, easy to understand language. Most say the available material is too medical or too difficult to read. The goal of this online book is to better prepare the head injured person and family for the long road ahead. (Online book by Dr. Glen Johnson, Clinical Neuropsychologist)

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