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How does a TBI affect memory long-term?

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2022 | Brain Injuries

A brain injury can leave a Delaware victim with various complications that may last long-term or the rest of his or her life. In addition to physical symptoms, such as lingering headaches, a traumatic brain injury can also affect one’s memory. While some victims of TBIs may find they are able to overcome some or all of their cognitive challenges after a period of time, some may find they struggle with memory problems long after the injury occurred.  

Short-term and long-term memory problems

Victims of TBIs may struggle to remember things that just happened, such as details of a recent conversation or a person’s name after being introduced. They may also struggle with their perception of time, locating their keys, remembering their destination while driving and more. These short-term memory problems can make it difficult to work and function in daily life as before the accident. 

A brain injury can also skew long-term memories, including memories of how the injury occurred. Those who are struggling with a TBI may find it helpful to work on cognitive exercises and have systems in place that will help them remember important details. Over time, some memories may begin to improve while others may never fully return. 

The rights of TBI victims

If a Delaware adult is suffering from the impacts of a TBI after an accident, he or she may need long-term support. Those who experienced this type of injury because of the negligent actions of another party may fight for support and other types of recovery through a civil claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can determine what legal options may be available.