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Resources for Families and Support Workers


Many people experience changes in personality and behaviour following an acquired brain injury. These changes can impact on family members and carers and cause worry and stress. The following resources aim to:

  • Increase understanding regarding the needs of people with Acquired Brain Injury
  • Increase understanding of some of the key cognitive, behavioural, personality and other changes that affect a person following an Acquired Brain Injury
  • Provide practical and useful information and ideas for management, prevention and coping with complex and challenging behaviour
  • Give you ideas for where you can go for further information, support or advice.
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Brain functions and changes in behaviour      (pdf, 76kb)
Understanding behaviour changes     (pdf, 77kb)
Behaviour intervention techniques     (pdf, 81kb)
Positive ways to manage behaviour     (pdf, 86kb)
Giving feedback about behaviour     (pdf, 74kb)
Frequently asked questions about behaviour      (pdf, 76kb)
Cognitive and behavioural changes and strategies      (pdf, 104kb)
Impulsive Behaviour       (pdf, 147kb)
Understanding insight and self awareness after brain injury      (pdf, 74kb)
Understanding emotional lability     (pdf, 76kb)
Understanding Acquired Brain Injury - How to respond to angry behaviour      (pdf, 81kb)
Understanding adynamia and lack of motivation      (pdf, 85kb)
Preventing and managing anger     (pdf, 93kb)
What are disinhibited and inappropriate behaviours?      (pdf, 81kb)
"Me, me, me": Understanding egocentricity      (pdf, 73kb)


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Last Updated: 08 October 2013
Last Reviewed: 02 October 2013