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When a brain injury occurs it often leaves the survivor and their family feeling like they just got off of a plane in a foreign country with no directions, or ability to speak the local language, lost and frightened.

The Resource Centre is a guide to navigating this new territory. Although this new life may feel unfamiliar at first, we believe with the proper support, the transition can be eased.

We have compiled information and links to lead you in the right direction.

Statistics on acquired brain injury

An estimated

0

Canadians

are living with an acquired brain injury

More than

0

Canadians sustain a brain injury each year.

That is roughly 465 people daily, or one person injured every 3 minutes

The highest incidence of traumatic brain injury are

men aged 16-24

men experience brain injury twice as often than females.

Every year in Canada, over

0

people die as a result of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Each year over

0

become permanently disabled after a traumatic brain injury

Acquired brain injury is the

leading cause of death and disability

for Canadians under the age 35

1 in 10

people will know someone who will suffer a brain injury this year

About

0

Canadians who suffer a brain injury will be left with physical cognitive/and or behavioural consequences severe enough to prevent them from returning to pre-injury lifestyles

Source:
Ontario Brain Injury Association: www.obia.ca
Brain Trust Canada: www.braintrustcanada.com
Brain Injury Association of Waterloo –  Wellington: http://www.biaww.com/stats.html

Statistics on stroke

400,000 Canadians are living with long-term disability from stroke and in the next two decades, the number of people living with long-term stroke disability will increase by 80 per cent to 726,000

80 per cent of people who have a stroke have restrictions to their daily activities

60 per cent of people who have stroke report that they need help afterwards

Source:
Heart and Stroke foundation – 2015

Downloadable PDF’s

Commonly Used Terms

(.pdf)

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Memory Behaviour and Personality Changes after Brain Injury

(.pdf)

Download

Stroke Information Card

(.pdf)

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