All brain injuries are different and the impacts of the injury will depend how the injury occurred and what part of the brain is affected. A TBI can be impactful on a person's life and good care and support are necessary to ensure the best possible outcomes for the person living with a TBI.
Every day, 90 New Zealanders sustain a brain injury - there’s help on hand.
A brain injury occurs every 15 minutes in New Zealand.
Fatigue is one of the most common complaints associated with brain injury.
The brain is like an egg yolk inside an egg shell. The egg shell is the skull. The egg yolk is the brain itself and the eggwhite is the fluid that surrounds the brain.
Generally the leading cause of TBI is from a fall, followed closely by the head being struck by or against an object.
Across all age groups, vehicle accidents are the third overall cause of TBI related ED visits, hospitalisation and deaths.
While falls are the highest risk for TBI, they are also common in sports. It is an area where repetitive injury to the head and lack of recover time, can cause longer term issues.