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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cognitive Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury

What is cognition?
Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. It includes the ability to choose, understand, remember and use information. Cognition includes:

Attention and concentration.
Processing and understanding information.
Planning, organizing, and assembling.
Reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and judgment.
Controlling impulses and desires and being patient.
How does TBI affect cognition and what can be done about it?

After a TBI it is common for people to have problems with attention, concentration, speech and language, learning and memory, reasoning, planning and problem-solving.

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