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About Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired brain injury - or "ABI" - refers to any damage to the brain that occurs after birth (with the exception of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, FASD). That damage can be caused by an accident or trauma, by a stroke (where blood supply to the brain is stopped by a clot or bleeding), a brain infection, by alcohol or other drugs or by diseases of the brain like Parkinson's disease.

Brain injury is common. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over 700,000 Australians have a brain injury, with daily "activity limitations" and "participation restrictions". Three out every four of them are aged under 65. As many as two out of every three of these people acquired their brain injury before they turned 25. Three out of every four people with acquired brain injury are men. Find out more about acquired brain injury.

About Brain Injury Australia

Brain Injury Australia is the peak acquired brain injury (ABI) advocacy body representing, through its State and Territory Member Organisations, the needs of people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers. It works at a national level to ensure that all people living with acquired brain injury have access to the supports and resources they need to optimise their social and economic participation in the community. Find out more about Brain Injury Australia.

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