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KDMC Brain Injury Support Group meets May 4

A brain injury support group will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the King’s Daughters Rehabilitation Unit family resource room (second floor). The group provides information and support to patients and their families affected by brain injury. The group regularly meets the first Tuesday of each month at the same time and place. For more information or to make a reservation to attend, please call (606) 408-4016.

A traumatic brain injury is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. The severity of such an injury may range from “mild,” with a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe,” with an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A brain injury can result in short- or long-term problems with independent function.

Brain injury can cause a wide range of changes affecting thinking, language, learning, emotions, behavior, and/or sensation. It also can cause epilepsy and increase the risk for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other brain disorders.

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