City of Ottawa declares June 2012 Brain Injury Awareness Month
As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I am so pleased that our wonderful city has chosen June as Brain Injury Awareness Month. With more bicycles, motorcycles, sports, rollerblades, skateboards out during the summer months, the need for brain injury awareness is paramount. I fully support this initiative. I have so many clients suffering from a brian injury and it is heartbreaking. A brain injury is an invisible condition affecting adults and children. A brain injury is usually not recognizable and results in daily frustrations for not only the person suffering from a brain injury, but also their family and friends.
I totally believe that the Ottawa community needs to become informed about the risks of a brain injury, what to look for and the strategies for preventing a brain injury.
The daily challenges faced by someone with a brain injury and their families are often uncomprehensible unless you are in their shoes. They struugle daily to do some of the most basic life tasks, that they could once do easily.
As a community supporting those suffering from a brain injury, we need to help by sharing information, knowledge and inspiration to help improve the quality of life of brain injury victims and their families.
We have some valuable Ottawa brain injury resources such as:
Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley, The Brain Injury Association of Canada, the Vista Centre, Pathways to Independence, the Acquired Brain Injury program at the Ottawa hospital, the Ontario Brain Injury Association to name but a few….
June 2012 as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ottawa.
Ottawa Catastrophic Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Brain Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…A huge congratulations goes out the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) for a wonderfully successful event last night. I was proud to not only attend but sponsor the wonderful event. The Ottawa Valley Brain Injury Association is a provincial not-for-profit, charitable organization with mission is to enhance the lives of Ontarians living with the effects of acquired brain injury (ABI) through education, awareness and support.
Ottawa Brain Injury Association’s services include:
- information and resources on acquired brain injury
- 1-800 toll free helpline
- personal advocacy and support
- training and education for families and professionals
Last night, they raised over $70 000 to help people with brain injuries ! Amazing what hard work , a good cause and an amazing Ottawa community can do !
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Ottawa Ontario Brain Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Personal Injury Lawyer Ottawa ..Serious Accidents often result in a brain or head injury. I have so many clients that suffer from a brain injury and feel that it is important that we all educte ourselves on this “invisible” personal injury. I found this article on the Brain Injury Association website and have shared parts of it with you. There are other related articles that can also be found there. ….Brain injuries are the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44 in Canada. It is estimated that approximately 1.3 million Canadians are living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), according to the Brain Injury Association of Canada. Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs), audiologists and supportive personnel, who are represented by the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), have an important role to play in this area. Research indicates that 80 to 100 % of individuals with a brain injury will have some form of communication disorder. Treatment by these professionals is essential, as they “work to maximize communication and swallowing and, in turn, participation in daily life and activities. Speech-language pathologists are an integral part of the interdisciplinary team who treat the individual with an acquired brain injury. The cognitive communication deficits subsequent to an ABI can have a devastating impact on an individual’s ability to participate in daily activities and subsequently affect their quality of life. There may be implications on the individual’s ability to participate in daily communication and performing vocational activities,” adds Barnes.
Approaches to treatment and rehabilitation of brain injuries are diverse, as each individual with a brain injury will experience different challenges in speaking, swallowing, reading, listening or hearing. “Considerations must be given to the severity and type of brain injury, the individual’s pre-injury status and family and community supports that is available,” adds Barnes. “Approaches to treatment focus on the communication impairment secondary to the cognitive deficits as well as evaluating and treating any swallowing difficulties post injury.”
Simple recommendations to prevent a brain injury include wearing a helmet during sporting activities, preventing falls, avoiding alcohol and substance abuse, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and wearing your seatbelt.
Ontario Brain Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth has been helping Ontario brain injury victims get the help they need after a serious Ontario car accidnt. Due to his vast experience with brain injury and head injury victims, David understands the added pressure and stress associated with this “invisible” personal injury. David aggressively fights to get the maximum amount of compensation needed to ensure you are taken care of and that you are able to rebuild you life , as it was before the accident. David takes his cases on contingency , which means , you don’t pay him anything, until he gets you your money. Call for a free consultation 613-978-9549. For more information, visit www.ottawainjury.ca
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