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Can a brain injury lead to Alzheimer’s?

The brain is a very complex thing. Even those who specialize in studying and working with it in Rhode Island are not completely aware of everything about it. It is like the unknown frontier of the body. There is still much to learn. This makes it difficult when there are diseases, such as Alzheimer's, that we want to know more about. That is why there are always studies to try to find more information.

What is post traumatic amnesia?

If you suffer a brain injury in Rhode Island, there are many conditions you could end up with. From a concussion to amnesia, any injury to the brain is serious and requires proper medical care. It will interfere with your ability to live a normal life and hinder your quality of life. It is especially difficult if the injury affects your memory, such as is the case with post-traumatic amnesia.

What are the signs of a concussion in children?

Head injuries are always something to take serious. However, if your child suffers a head injury, you may not even know. This is because a head injury, such as a concussion, can be difficult to diagnose without the patient explaining his or her symptoms, and children may be too young to articulate what they are experiencing. This where you come in. As the parent, you need to be on the lookout for signs your child may have a concussion.

What are the signs of a brain injury?

If you suffer any injury to your head, you should take it seriously. Brain injury is something that can be mild, but it also can be quite serious. It is difficult to assess the extent of the injury just by looking at a person because most of the damage is inside the skull. In addition, not all symptoms happen immediately after the injury. It could be days or even weeks before the symptoms of a brain injury become apparent, according to the Mayo Clinic.

What disabilities can be caused by brain injuries?

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in Rhode Island, you are probably concerned about what the future will hold. While this is something that only time can tell, understanding the many possible disabilities that may result can help you be aware of potential problems and seek treatment as soon as possible. 

The exorbitant cost of traumatic brain injury

As reported by the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital, people in Rhode Island and other states who suffer a traumatic brain injury face lifetime costs of between $15-20 million. It is not uncommon for severe TBI patients to incur over $1 million in costs during the first month or two after their injury just to keep them alive. This is before any rehabilitation begins.

What are the different types of amnesia?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell if you or a loved one in Rhode Island is suffering from amnesia because there are many different forms of the condition. Some symptoms may be more obvious, but others can be less noticeable. Here are the different types of amnesia and their symptoms from Healthline.com

The hidden costs of long-term disability

When you are facing providing the long-term disability care for a loved one in Rhode Island, one of the most common things you may think about is what the cost will be. Monetarily, the charges can run up into several thousands of dollars every year. Often, home nurse visits and doctor visits will be frequent and supplemental medication and support will be necessary for the survival of your loved one.  While these are expensive, we at Karns Law Group know that you may have other costs that are not counted in dollars.

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