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Caregivers of a family member with a brain injury often face many hurdles and burdens in finding their way. The initial diagnosis of injury, or illness, and acute care is only the first step of the journey. Getting the necessary knowledge and support to be successful in rehabilitation is integral to healing and success as you continue forward.
“When I emailed BIAU, I felt lost, depressed, confused and really unsure where to turn. The first time I spoke with Adam, I knew I was home!! I got hope, relief, and a sense of peace that I was the taking to the right person and I was at the right place. I was not alone. Thank you, thank you!!!!
“I have been in contact though email with a representative and he has been extremely helpful and encouraging to my circumstance. I cannot wait to get down there to be able to meet the wonderful people that make up the support team associated with this program!”
“The Brain Injury Alliance is an invaluable resource…and full of scrupulous care!!!”
“I would be lost if it wasn’t for the help and resources I’ve received from the Brain Injury Alliance. Thank you for helping me learn how to be the new me!”
“I love these people. They are very compassionate and understanding”
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Advocacy Services are available to assist you overcoming the delay, injustice or impersonal delivery of services. At BIAU we assist people with brain injuries with the following:
- concerns or complaints about services in the community
- questions about rights,
- access to appropriate services,
- ideas for making services better; and
- general questions or the need for information concerning services for persons with traumatic brain injuries
- learn more!
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Did you know?
- 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!
- Falls are the leading cause of TBI. Rates are highest for children aged 0-4 years and for adults aged 75 years and older.
- Motor vehicle-traffic injury is the leading cause of TBI-related death. Rates are highest for adults aged 20-24 years.
- There was a 62% increase in fall-related TBI seen in emergency departments among children aged 14 years and younger from 2002 to 2006.
- Every 7 minutes, someone dies of a brain injury
- One death every day and one brain injury every four minutes can be prevented by the use of helmets in recreational activities, including skiing and biking.
- An estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually.
- 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.365 million, nearly 80% are treated and released from an emergency department.
- In Utah, 500 die, over 2,000 are hospitalized and 20,000 are treated and released from an emergency department each year.