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The Seniors of Distinction Awards is an occasion to recognize local seniors and the valuable contributions they have made, and continue to make, in our communities, workplaces, and families. Learn more…
It is warming up outside and that means spending more time outside enjoying the sunshine! Here are a few things to remember before you venture outdoors:
The Brain Injury Association of Canada, its partners and community of survivors, caregivers and health professionals, designates June as National Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada to highlight awareness on the effects and causes of acquired brain injury across Canada. It is estimated that close to 4% of Canadians are living with an acquired brain injury.
As incredible as this may sound, brain injury in Canada is a silent epidemic. In Canada, brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44. Statistics further indicate that incidences are two times greater within the male population.
Acquired brain injury is defined as a non-degenerative and non-congenital insult to the brain that may result in a diminished or altered state of consciousness, and result in impaired cognitive, physical, emotional and/or behavioural functioning.
Automobile and pedestrian incidents, sports injuries (a concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury), cycling incidents, victims of crime, falls, tumours, aneurysms, and other non-degenerative conditions are all leading causes of brain acquired Brain Injury in Canada. www.biac-aclc.ca