Brain Injury Awareness Week is an initiative of Brain Injury Australia to increase public awareness of acquired brain injury - damage to the brain that occurs after birth. Causes of acquired brain injury include accident, a stroke, brain infection, alcohol or other drugs, or diseases of the brain like Parkinson's disease.
Brain injury is common. Over half a millon Australians have an acquired brain injury. Brain Injury Australia works at a national level to ensure that all people living with acquired brain injury have access to the supports and resources they need to participate in the community.
Did you know that over 500,000 Australians have an acquired brain injury? This often results in physical disability as well as changes in a person's thinking and emotions.
See related links for more information on brain injury and other causes such as Parkinson's disease.
Last Reviewed: 13 April 2011