Educational Resources to Help People with Brain Injury
March 9, 2016•11 min
Each year, an estimated 2.4 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 people are diagnosed with an acquired brain injury (ABI) from non-traumatic causes, such as stroke. Brain injury can have significant, long-term effects. In fact, more than 5.3 million Americans are living with a lifelong disability because of TBI, and an estimated 1.1 million have a disability related to stroke. With this large of an impact, many caregivers are seeking help from online educational resources. To meet the needs of its brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation patients and their families, Shepherd Center created an educational website found at MyShepherdConnection.org. An in-depth section is devoted to brain injury-related topics, such as mood, behavior, memory, safety, nutrition, medication management and family dynamics. Instructional videos and other educational materials are also available on the website. A number of other online resources also provide valuable information.Here to discuss My Shepherd Connection and other resources is Susan Johnson, director of brain injury services at Shepherd Center.