Changes in Memory After TBI consists of a suite of resources to help individuals with traumatic brain injury understand changes in memory after TBI and offers strategies that can help people who experience this function more effectively.
Our featured video shows Jason Cowper and Tonya Howell as they share their stories of coming to terms with changes in their memory, and strategies they use to compensate for these changes. The video also includes the perspectives of health care professionals at the Texas TBI Model System of TIRR Memorial Hermann, who provide clinical insight on the changes in memory that some people experience after sustaining a TBI.
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Working Memory Capacity Links Cognitive Reserve With Long-Term Memory in Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Translational Approach
What is the study about?
Memory problems are very common in people with moderate to severe TBI. The information in this slideshow explains memory problems that may affect people with moderate to severe TBI. By understanding the new limits on their memory and ways to help overcome those limits, people with TBI can still get things done every day.
A brain injury can change the way people feel or express emotions. An individual with TBI can have several types of emotional problems.
Some people may experience emotions very quickly and intensely but with very little lasting effect. For example, they may get angry easily but get over it quickly. Or they may seem to be “on an emotional roller coaster” in which they are happy one moment, sad the next and then angry. This is called emotional lability.