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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

**March is Brain Injury Awareness Month**
Every 9 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury. An acquired brain injury (ABI) is any injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma.

More than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an ABI each year, but the total incidence is unknown.

Typical causes of ABI include:

  • Electric Shock
  • Infectious Disease
  • Lightning Strike
  • Near Drowning
  • Oxygen Deprivation (Hypoxia/Anoxia)
  • Stroke
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Substance Abuse/Overdose
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Tumor


  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is type of ABI. A TBI is caused by trauma to the brain from an external force.
  • Nearly 50% of TBI's are caused by falls. A huge risk factor for our SENIORS!!!
  • The number of people who sustain TBIs and do not seek treatment is unknown.
  • One of every 60 people in the U.S. lives with a TBI related disability.

For more information from The Brain Injury Association of America, click here:   #ChangeYourMind    #homehelpersdelawarecolumbus

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