One of the most common concerns from brain injury survivors is the profound impact that can have on their lives and relationships post brain injury. This year ABI week focuses on memory problems and how we can help patients and their families develop strategies using aids to remember everyday things.
In January 2020, Headway UK launched a survey into the effects of memory loss, to be completed by brain injury survivors or their family members and carers acting on their behalf.
The results are striking, with 85% of survivors experiencing a negative impact on their lives and 65% feeling that their personal relationships have been negatively affected as a result of their memory problems.
At Headway Preston and Chorley we supply simple aids such as diaries, white boards, post-it pads to our members. We also talk through strategies to help cope with memory loss including using mobile phone Apps, alarms and devices such as Amazon’s Alexa.
Headway UK produces a booklet on memory problems after brain injury which you can download directly from their website or contact us for a hard copy.