About Brain Injuries
All brain injuries are unique. The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah was created in 1984 to support the
56,000 citizens of our state who have suffered from brain injury. Here you will find:
Because the brain is the central hub for all activities and life, every brain injury is unique, causing different effects on behavior, emotions and the physical body.
Your questions answered about the basics of brain injury, the brain, concussions, treatment, rehabilitation and more.
Included here is a diagram that showcases the different levels of care given after a traumatic brain injury.
A parent, spouse and/or survivor may experience seven emotions in a fairly predictable order. The amount of time spent at each stage varies widely from a few seconds to many years.
If you have had a brain injury, or know someone who has, these are some of the natural reactions that the body exhibits behaviorally, emotionally, cognitively, physically and with their personality.
Because the brain in the central hub for the all of the body’s functions, understanding how this organ works can be helpful in-terms-of understanding Traumatic Brain Injury.
Levels of Cognitive Functioning, from Level 1 to Level 10.
All brain injuries are unique. The brain can receive several different types of injuries depending on the type of force and amount of force that impacts the head. The type of injury the brain receives may affect just one functional area of the brain, various areas, or all areas of the brain.
- Every 23 seconds, one person in the U.S. sustains a brain injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a silent yet serious epidemic currently leaving 5.3 million Americans with disabilities. This represents over 2% of the US population; 56,000 victims in Utah alone!
Your road to recovery should involve taking care of both your body and your mind. Low-light therapy, acupuncture, meditation, nutrition… Learn more about these diverse areas of interest and how exploring something new can be a great step towards healing.