Please find our March 2020 Calendar of Classes and Workshops below:
In addition, BIAC will spend the month highlighting the struggles, the triumphs, and the hope after brain injury on our Facebook page.
Share your story and connection to brain injury to help spread awareness and knowledge of this invisible disease. Also, be sure to share some ribbons of knowledge below with those around you.
If you would like to share your story with BIAC, please email Info@BIAColorado.org.
Ribbons of Knowledge
- An estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually.
- Falls are the leading cause of TBI, accounting for over 40.5% of all TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States.
- Colorado ranks 9th in the nation for fatalities due to a TBI
- Males are twice as likely as women to sustain a TBI
- Brain injuries can include stroke, tumor, anoxia, infection and blow to the head.
- On average, one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes.
- An anoxic brain injury is when oxygen levels are significantly low for four minutes or longer and brain cells begin to die. After five minutes permanent anoxic brain injury can occur.
- On average, one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes
- Encephalitis is irritation and swelling (inflamation) of the brain, most often due to viral infections. Encephalitis can cause flu-like symptoms, such as fever or severe headache. It can also cause confused thinking, seizures, or problems with senses or movement.
- Effects of TBI can include impaired thinking, memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g.,personality changes, depression..)