The severity of symptoms related to an acquired brain injury can differ significantly due to the part or parts of the brain that are damaged. Symptoms can be physical (problems with movement/balance, speech, seizures, and altered sensations), cognitive (memory, planning, judgment, attention, communication) and/or emotional or behavioural (depression, anxiety, loss of emotional control, personality changes, lack of self-awareness).

Benjamin’s family was told that he would never walk, talk, or play the piano again. Perhaps even more distressing, they were told that he would not be able to experience emotion as a result of his injury.

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