What is an Acquired Brain Injury?
The term ABI stands for Acquired Brain Injury.The World Health Organisation defines an
acquired brain injury as damage to the brain, which occurs after birth
and is not related to a congenital or a degenerative disease. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.
The effects of brain injury will be very different for each individual and range from mild to profound.
The long term effects are difficult to predict as each case is distinctive. Some examples include personality changes, mood swings, memory loss, speech impairment and fatigue.