I suppose TBI (traumatic brain injury) is a topic that I like to study for so many reasons. First and foremost, my eldest son, Reese, is studying to become a surgeon for the U.S. Army. For that reason alone TBI fascinates me. Not only is TBI prevalent amongst the military crowd that have served tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and the like, but it is also a topic that Reese is studying from many different angles.
But, the thing is that many others besides soldiers can get an injury that is equated to TBI in a variety of ways. Many times, all it takes for an elder is to fall hard and clunk their head. Because of a bad fall, the cerebellum can be affected which in turn can cause a lot of issues with the human body.
Since the cerebellum helps with the coordination of voluntary motor movement, balance, equilibrium and muscle tone, if it is damaged, one can only anticipate what will happen to the rest of the human body. Without many of these things, a human will have a hard time operating in real life.
If your client has taken a bad fall, it is up to you to help them discuss this with their medical personnel – especially if it has happened on your watch! Not doing so would go directly against the fact you are trying to show your clients that With Age Comes Respect!