November 11th is Veterans Day - a time to honor those who serve in our nation's military. This year, we're bringing awareness to a major issue faced by many returning veterans - Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI.
The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in increased numbers of veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries. The statistics are staggering - more than 380,000 vets have been diagnosed with TBI since 2001. Research on the topic has shown that there are differences between the way that brain injury is experienced by those in the military vs. those in civilian life. This article will explore those differences, and provide suggestions to help family members care for veterans with head injury.
In today’s world of advanced technology and weaponry, many of our heroes in the armed forces return home in need of brain injury rehabilitation. In this blog, we focus on defining what exactly traumatic brain injury (TBI) is, how it affects our veterans, and what types of treatment are available.