Each year across Britain some 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. The results can be life changing with 500,000 people in the UK currently suffering long term disabilities as a result.
Four years ago the charity Headway East London started delving into the minds of survivors of major trauma. Their stories shed fascinating light on the shocking and surprising nature of brain injuries, and how little we still understand.
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Light sensitivity, or photophobia as it’s known in the medical field (noise too, my “interjection/addition”) after a brain injury is common. Here is an interesting presentation by a doctor who discusses what he believes to be the cause of photo-sensitivity….
Helping promote in some small way a better understanding and acceptance of what is often termed “the silent epidemic” and/or “the hidden handicap”
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