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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
  • Headaches
  • Diminished Self-Awareness
  • Emotional and Behavioral Changes
  • Seizures
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Ways to Continue Functional Improvement after Rehabilitation

Information Resources

Ways You Can Help

Links for More Reading

Brain Injury Rehabilitation at Shepherd Center

Brain Injury Feature Story

Brain Injury Resources Listing

Brain Injury Content on Shepherd Center Newsroom

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.