IT is little known that brain injury is one of the leading causes of disability in Australia, with one in 12 people living with acquired brain injuries.
Violence is one of the main causes of brain injury. While men dominate the statistics, accounting for 75 per cent of people diagnosed with a brain injury, many women also suffer brain injuries from family or domestic violence.
Their immediate concern is on the visible signs of the abuse and many do not realise that poor short-term memory, irritability or depression may be a sign of brain injury. CLICK HERE FOR WHAT HAPPENS NEXT