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:


What To Expect 

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.


Brain Injury Basics

Your questions answered about the basics of brain injury, the brain, concussions, treatment, rehabilitation and more.


Continuum of Care

Included here is a diagram that showcases the different levels of care given after a traumatic brain injury.


Emotional Stages after TBI

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.


Indications of Brain Injury

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.


Cognitive Skills of the Brain

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.


Glasgow Coma Scale

Levels of Cognitive Functioning, from Level 1 to Level 10.


Types and Levels of Brain Injury

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.


Facts About Brain Injury 

  • 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!
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Ideas for Healing

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.