Today I attended a legal conference given by the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and learned some important things about advocacy for patients with brain injuries that I will share with you. Pratheep Sevanthinathan, a Michigan attorney, gave an excellent presentation.
It is a well-established clinical fact that people with brain injuries have cognitive difficulties involving problems with memory, concentration, focusing and remembering, among others. These difficulties are also known to be stress-sensitive, meaning that when the person with a brain injury is under stress, these difficulties become more severe and interfere with their functioning to a greater degree.
Read more at Psychology Today.