brain injury

Poor nutrition hampers traumatic brain injury recovery

Poor nutrition hampers traumatic brain injury recovery

Poor nutrition can hamper Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) recovery, yet its role is still viewed as insignificant compared to physical rehabilitation techniques. According to Chroma, the UK’s leading national provider of arts therapy services, nutrition needs to be considered an integral part of the rehabilitation process.

Fatigue, gut health, weight management and tissue viability can all be adversely affected by inadequate nutrition, and as a result Chroma has started to work with Specialist Nutrition Rehabilitation dietitian, Sheri Taylor to ensure nutrition is fundamental in the recovery treatment plan.

Making Headway by improving brain injury awareness

Prince Harry with Dominic Hurley, a brain injury survivor and Headway ambassador

Brain injury charity Headway support people in the community following head traumas. Here, we speak to Headway’s James Coxon about the charity’s ID cards which can help aid communication between the brain injury survivor and people they meet in everyday life… 

 

Could you tell us a little about the Headway charity and its work? 

Headway, the brain injury association, supports people affected by acquired brain injury through a wide range of services including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care.