People Living with Brain Injury Face Lingering Effects
Shepherd Center clinicians provide info on how you can get and give help.
With intensive rehabilitation and support, many people living with a brain injury are able to return to work, school and/or community involvement. Still, they may struggle with some lingering effects of brain injury.
With the goal of raising awareness and providing ongoing support for people living with brain injury, Shepherd Center clinicians compiled these lists of common issues, information resources and ways you can help.
Ongoing Issues That Can Affect Brain Injury Survivors:
- Memory and Cognition Problems
- Diminished Self-Awareness
- Emotional and Behavioral Changes
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Ways to Continue Functional Improvement after Rehabilitation
- Beyond Therapy® at Shepherd Center
- Side by Side Clubhouse in Stone Mountain, Ga.
- Shepherd Center Research
- Mobile Device Apps to Help Boost Memory and Thinking, Manage Money and Time, etc. (Download List Above in PDF Format)
- My Shepherd Connection
- Brain Injury 101
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund of Georgia
- Brain Injury Association of Georgia
- Brain Injury Association of America
- Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center
- Brain Trauma Foundation
Ways You Can Help
Links for More Reading
Brain Injury Content on Shepherd Center Newsroom
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.