Did you know that thousands of Canadians incur traumatic brain injuries each year?
We’ve created a quiz to test your knowledge on brain injury symptoms, effects, and prevention techniques.
True or False?
- 1. The costs associated with brain injury can be astronomical financially, socially, and emotionally.
- 2. Memory loss, impaired reasoning skills, and tendency toward “one track thinking” are some of the common physical effects of brain injury.
- 3. It is easy for those with a brain injury to cultivate and maintain friendships.
- 4. Sometimes brain injury, combined with the increased dependence on others and/or a feeling of loss of control over one’s life can lead to depression.
- 5. Brain injury is easily prevented.
- 6. If you think you might have a concussion, you should visit a doctor immediately to avoid permanent injury to the brain.
- 7. There is no need to wear a hard hat when working on a building project or construction site.
- 8. With advancements in medical technology, many people who would have died are now surviving severe brain injuries.
- 9. The sedum was chosen as the representative flower for Brain Injury Awareness Month, because it is known to be resilient and adaptable. It is also a red flower, symbolizing strength, determination and courage.
- 1. True—The Brain Injury Association of Canada reports that while brain injuries are different for each individual, all cases typically result in financial, social, and emotional strains on the individual and their family.
- 2. True—Every individual suffering from brain injury can experience different physical symptoms, but common symptoms include memory loss, impaired reasoning skills, and one track thinking. More extreme cases sometimes result in paralysis, or loss of vision/hearing.
- 3. False—Many people with brain injuries report losing friends and having difficulty cultivating and maintaining new friendships. These difficulties may be a result of problems with communication.
- 4. True—Patients with brain injury can often experience depressive feelings due to the emotional effects of their condition as they learn to cope with their new reality.
- 5. False—It is often difficult to prevent brain injury because it can occur almost anywhere. However, there are cautionary steps you can take to decrease your risk of injury.
- 6. True—Concussions can be extremely dangerous and can lead to permanent brain injury. If you have experienced any trauma to the head, you should visit a doctor immediately to be tested.
- 7. False—Wearing a hard hat can decrease your risk of brain injury should an incident occur.
- 8. True—The Brain Injury Association of Canada reports that medical advancements in recent years have helped increase the number of survivors with brain injuries.
- 9. True—The Brain Injury Association of Canada selected the sedum as the representative flower for Brain Injury Awareness Month because those living with brain injury are known to be resilient, adaptable, strong, determined and courageous.
How well did you do?
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For more information on brain injury and prevention techniques, visit the Brain Injury Association of Canada.