More than 45,000 people in Arizona are living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Just as no two brains are alike, no two brain injuries are the same, either. As a result, each person living with a TBI is affected in a different way.

What kinds of problems can people living with a TBI have? Here are some examples:

  • Health and Physical Problems
    • Headaches
    • Head, neck or shoulder pain
    • Balance problems
    • Changes in vision, hearing, smell, or taste
    • Sleep problems
    • Loss of energy
  • Thinking Problems
    • Memory loss
    • Difficulty in concentrating
    • Reacting and thinking slowly
    • Learning problems
    • Difficulty in organizing and planning
  • Behavior and Mood Problems
    • Anxiety or depression
    • Emotional instability or mood swings
    • Changes in sexual behavior
    • Being impulsive or uninhibited
    • Agitation
    • Isolation
  • Communication Problems
    • Can't focus on one topic
    • Difficulty in finding the right word
    • Talks too much
    • Doesn't speak clearly or pay attention
    • Difficulty in listening