Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are devastating. Following a TBI, it's not uncommon to have problems with attention, memory, concentration, problem-solving, reasoning, and speech. You may find it difficult to hold conversations with others, and you may be unable to work, losing the income you need to take care of yourself and your family.
How Do TBIs Affect Cognition?
TBIs can affect you in ways that will alter your daily life. Your ability to process and understand information may be hampered, causing a wide array of problems, including the following:
- Difficulty understanding or listening to what others are saying
- Trouble understanding or listening to directions
- Short-term memory loss or difficulty retaining information
- Trouble carrying out simple tasks, such as putting on clothing and cooking
- Difficulty reading and writing
- Taking longer to complete physical tasks
How to Improve Your Cognitive Ability After a TBI
With help from healthcare professionals, you may be able to improve your ability to process information with time and patience.
Following these guidelines may help in your progress:
- Decrease distractions.
- Take your time processing the task at hand.
- Be repetitive by rereading and asking others to repeat what they are saying.
Facing TBI Complications? Contact UsIf you have suffered a TBI because of someone else's negligent or careless actions, a Los Angeles TBI lawyer from Haffner Law can help you secure monetary compensation for your injury. Contact us online or call 213-514-5681 to set up a free case evaluation today.