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Memory Loss – Action for Brain Injury Week
30 September 2020
Action for Brain Injury takes place every year to highlight the impact of brain injury on the survivors and their families. Headway the charity responsible for the initiative is focusing this year’s attention on the impact of memory loss following a brain injury.
Memory Loss: A Campaign to remember aims to raise awareness of the ways in which memory problems can affect brain injury survivors and their families. It explores the impact of memory on relationships, recovery and returning to work.
Headway found that memory loss was one of the main issues people mentioned when calling the charity to seek help and support for their brain injury.
In January of this year the organisation launched a survey into the effects of memory loss, which was completed by brain injury survivors, their family members or carers acting on their behalf. The results of the survey found that:
- 70% of brain injury survivors struggle to recall personal memories, such as their wedding or the birth of their child.
- 65% of brain injury survivors feel that their personal relationships have been affected as a result of their memory problems.
- 85% of brain injury survivors feel that memory problems have a negative impact on their life.
- 72% of brain injury survivors feel that the people in their life don’t understand their memory problems.
- 71% of brain injury survivors feel unfairly judged or treated as a result of their memory problems.
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