Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is defined as non-degenerative injury to the brain occurring since birth. It can be caused by an external physical force or by metabolic derangement. The term ‘acquired brain injury’ includes traumatic brain injuries, such as open or closed head injuries, or non-traumatic brain injuries, such as those caused by strokes and other vascular accidents, tumours, infectious diseases, hypoxia, metabolic disorders (e.g. liver and kidney diseases or diabetic coma), and toxic products taken into the body through inhalation or ingestion.
Books specifically relating to Acquired Brain Injury:
Narratives on Acquired Brain Injury:
- Where is the Mango Princess? By Cathy Crimmins
– Over My Head by Claudia L Osborn
– Time Out of Mind by Jane Lapotaire
– Doing up Buttons by Christine Durham
– On the Edge: My Story by Richard Hammond
- The Brain Injury Workbook – Trevor Powell & Kit Malia
– Coping with Memory Problems by Linda Clare & Barbara Wilson
– The Memory Booster Workout by Dr Jo Iddon & Dr Huw Williams
– A Carer & Family Guide by Headway Ireland (www.headwayireland.ie)
– The Selfish Pig’s Guide to Caring by Hugh Marriott
– The Human Brain: A Guided Tour by Susan Greenfield
– Acquired Brain Injury: the Facts (available from the Encephalitis Society)
– Responding to Challenging Behaviour Following Acquired Brain Injury (available form the – Encephalitis Society
- Trevor Powell, Head Injury: A Practical Guide (Speechmark Publications, 1994).
– Dorothy Gronwall, Philip Wrightson and Peter Waddell, Head Injury – The Facts (Oxford University Press, 1990).
– James Japp, Brain Injury and Returning to Employment: A Guide for Practitioners (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004).
– Hugh Marriot, The Selfish Pig’s Guide to Caring (Polperro Heritage Press, 2003).
– Trevor Powell and Kit Malia, The Brain Injury Workbook (Speechmark Publications, 1999).
– Rosemary Sassoon, Understanding Stroke – For Patients, Carers and Health Professionals (Pardoe Blacker Publishing, 2002).
– Deborah Wearing, Forever Today (Corgi, 2005).
– Mary Williams, Advice for Victims, Families and Friends Following a Serious Injury in a Road Crash in Scotland (Brake, 2003).