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‘How to’ return to work

Road traffic accidents, falls, and strokes can all cause acquired brain injury (ABI). But it is increasingly recognised that Covid-19 can also cause a range of neurological issues. Image: Shutterstock

Returning to work following an acquired brain injury (ABI) should not be rushed and requires delicate planning around the survivor, their job role and the work environment.

Common forms of ABI include traumatic brain injury (often from road traffic accidents, falls or assaults), and stroke

The myth of “a phased return to work after brain injury or stroke is similar to other health conditions”.

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It always happens at the wrong time. You probably have heard about it, or even seen it. Stroke Survivors uncontrollably crying after a stroke.

Wolfgang Wolf BSocP (Counselling), Dip.CD

Wolfgang Wolf
BSocP (Counselling), Dip.CD

It confirmed the old truth: Every stroke is different, and so are its effects. I really do not understand why people still talk about it as “one-fits-all”. Talk to a few survivors, and you will get as many different stories as there are people. READ MORE HERE

Evaluation of conjugate eye movements has been a key component of the neurologic examination for at least 3500 years. Concussions are typically associated with post-traumatic vision problems, such as difficulty with reading, visual accommodation, and saccadic eye movements. Eye tracking dysfunction is one objective measure of concussion, but methods of tracking have not been well refined, and even so, require highly skilled examiners, and have never been translated into the ED environment.

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United Brains Presentation Kit

United Brains working with Brain Injury Matters (BIM) has a presentation kit available for all member groups to use as a template.
The kit is an adaptable Power Point presentation that can be printed to distribute to select audiences. It is speaker personalised and is tailored for the audience to be addressed. By audience tailoring we can have relevant presentations to professional and community awareness raising.

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In the presentation all ways of acquiring brain injury are shown, from stroke ABI to accident TBI.

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Changes in a persons life is shown and can be detailed as required by the presenter.
Email office@braininurymatters.org. for further information about the Presentation Kit and further instructions for its use.