Suffering a traumatic brain injury changes your life and the lives of your family members. It can alter your personality, your ability to focus and process information, as well as your personal relationships. Cognitive problems are one of the most common effects of traumatic brain injury.
Cognition is defined as a person’s mental action and ability to know, think, remember, understand, and use information. Specifically, the following cognitive problems often affect victims of traumatic brain injury:
- Language and Communication – Trouble with conversations, finding correct words, rambling, difficulty communicating feelings
- Attention and Concentration – Difficulty finishing projects or multi-tasking, easily distracted
- Planning and Organizational problems – Difficulty planning and otherwise organizing
- Reasoning, Problem Solving and Judgement – Difficulty recognizing problems, bad judgement, trouble analyzing information
- Embarrassing, Impulsive or Inappropriate Behavior – Denying any cognitive problems, lacking social boundaries
- Processing and Understanding Information – Trouble following movies, tv shows, slower reaction time, slow to complete routine tasks
If you experienced a traumatic brain injury and are suffering from cognitive problems, you need rehabilitation. Many factors determine how a person will improve cognitively, and it is nearly impossible to predict recovery. However, experience has shown that with proper rehabilitation, some or all cognitive problems associated with traumatic brain injury can improve to varying degrees.
Learning to accept that your traumatic brain injury has changed you is incredibly important for recovery. Allow your family to help you. Trust them when they recognize cognitive changes, and seek treatment, medically and emotionally. Taking these steps will help you face your traumatic brain injury head on.
Traumatic brain injuries are devastating, and recovery is a journey that requires the help of many. If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury that was the result of someone else’s error and/or negligence, call me today at 1 (800) 556-4769.
Author: Tim Misny | For over 34 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.