When a patient has been diagnosed with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) it effects more than just the patient. Some basic information about ABI is that it concerns any impairment to an individual’s brain any time following birth. There can be several reasons for a person to suffer from ABI and that includes:
- Traumatic injury
- Actions in which the brain has been deprived of oxygen
- Infectious disease
- Being subjected to dangerous materials such as with substance abuse
The number of ABI cases are very alarming
There is a staggering amount of Canadians that have been diagnosed with ABI—more than 1.5 million.
This number is continuously on the rise as each year an additional 160,000 people are diagnosed as suffering from an acquired brain injury. With the number of Canadians that are suffering from ABI and TBI, there is an option for treatment in Toronto, Canada.
Below are some facts about acquired brain injury that may not already be known:
- The number one reason for death and/or disability throughout the world amongst children, youth and people 44 years of age and under is acquired brain injury
- There are approximately 1.5 million Canadians that are living with the consequences of brain injury
- There is a higher occurrence of ABI than other such medical cases such as: Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, HIV/AIDS, and even Breast Cancer collectively
How to treat and prevent ABI
The best way to treat ABI is to ensure any time there is a chance an individual has suffered from a concussion; they need to seek medical care right away. The medical provider will usually prescribe a 24-48-hour period of complete mental resting; only allowing them to return to regular daily activity at a slow pace.
Medical professionals encourage prompt, initial diagnosis of any brain injuries—this ensures for a faster possibility of healing and recovery. However, during this process it is extremely critical that the ABI patient as well as their caregiver remain a sound advocate to the process of treatment prescribed.
Most cases of ABI within Canada are completely curable, as long as diagnosis and treatment is received in a timely fashion. The way a concussion is diagnosed is by the doctor initially questioning the patient about how the injury occurred. There are then further exams, to evaluate the patient’s cognitive abilities, vision, dexterity, and steadiness. There may be a need to conduct further medical exams such as an MRI or CT scan to completely measure the extent of the brain injury.
Wearing a helmet whenever playing any physical sports that consists of heavy-duty contact to the head is a good way to reduce the chance of suffering from an ABI or TBI.
Therapy Spot in Toronto, Canada has programs available to help victims of TBI which gives them training regarding language, socialization, and other skills to aid the patient in the recovery process. There are one-on-one therapy sessions available and an assessment can be provided at the clinic, the patient’s home, work, or even at school.
Company Name: Therapy Spot
Contact Person: Simone Friedman
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Address:1232 Dufferin St
State: Ontario M6H 4C3