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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Impact on Daily Life

  • Joan TogliaEmail author
  • Kathleen Golisz
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Abstract

Traumatic brain injuries have the potential to significantly disrupt an individual’s ability to engage in daily activities both within their home and community. Changes in physical, emotional, and visual perceptual and cognitive functioning can change the ability to perform the tasks related to one’s life roles. This chapter provides an overview of the changes associated with traumatic brain injury and provides strategies for adapting and coping with these changes as the individual recovers.

Keywords

Traumatic brain injury Activities of daily living Cognition Visual perception Attention Memory Executive function Awareness Community participation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Health and Natural SciencesMercy CollegeDobbs FerryUSA

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