A brain injury is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head and can affect how a person feels, thinks, acts and learns. It not only impacts the life of an individual and their family, but it also has a large societal and economic toll.
The good news is that most brain injuries can be prevented.
Help keep yourself and loved ones safe:
- Wear a seat belt every time you ride in a car. Be a good role model for the little ones.
- Use the right car or booster seat for your child’s age, height and weight and keep kids under 13 in the back seat.
- Take steps to prevent falls – especially among young children and older adults.
- Wear the right helmet, which fits well, during sports and recreational activities such as biking, skiing and skateboarding.
- Know the symptoms of concussion as they can last days, weeks and even years.