Even though doctors can see the damage, it is difficult to predict exactly how someone will recover from a brain injury. There are many factors which contribute to the long-term impact a brain injury will have on someone’s life.
These factors range from the person’s age and general health, to which part of the brain is damaged and how quickly they received the initial treatment after the injury.
Generally there are three stages in a person’s recovery following an ABI. These stages include: the acute medical stage of initial intensive medical treatment; the rehabilitation stage of intensive therapy to assist recovery and reduce long-term effects; and the long-term rehabilitation to help patients return to the community, work and everyday living.