Model Systems Knowledge Translation System (MSKTC)
“The MSKTC works closely with researchers in the 16 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems to develop resources for people living with traumatic brain injuries and their supporters. These evidence-based materials are available in a variety of formats such as printable PDF documents, videos, and slideshows.”
The page under this link is entitled “Cognitive Problems after TBI,” but it offers important information on rehabilitation and how family members and caregivers can help.
This page gives information on concussion recovery for the 60% to 78% of concussion patients who recover within weeks of their injury. Research shows that 22% to 40% of individuals with concussion still have symptoms one year out from injury. There is hope and healing ahead if you still have symptoms after your doctor expects you to have recovered. You may wish to attend the a support group or the BIANM Resource Group to find out how you may get help with healing.
Information on depression after a traumatic brain injury
A seizure is an abrupt and uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. Seizures can affect different people in different ways, but for people with brain injury, there is an increased risk of seizures. This video will provide an introduction on how to recognize and respond to a seizure.
Understanding TBI Part 1: What happens to the brain during injury and in the early stages of recovery from TBI? / TAMBIÉN DISPONIBLE EN ESPAÑOL
Information on what happens to the brain during injury and in the early stages of recovery from TBI.
Understanding TBI Part 4: The impact of a recent TBI on family members and what they can do to help with recovery / TAMBIÉN DISPONIBLE EN ESPAÑOL
Information on the impact of a recent TBI on family members and what they can do to help with recovery