Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020

Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death worldwide

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Did you know that as many as 60 million people suffering from a brain injury or brain damage each year.
Many of these people will develop long-lasting neuropsychiatric and cognitive impairments. And while researchers know brain injury and head injury is linked to dementia and Parkinson’s disease in later life, they still don’t know how.
With your support, we can fund these life-changing research projects:

TBI is a risk factor for Parkinson's Disease

Did you know that a traumatic brain injury is a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease?
Listen here to Assoc Prof Lyndsey Collins-Praino from the University of Adelaide speaking about this important area of research.
Watch the video here:

Interview with TBI researcher Jessica Sharkey

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To focus on Brain Injury Awareness Week we are sharing an interview with Jessica Sharkey, a PhD Candidate at the University of Adelaide whose research is focused on traumatic brain injury.

We are promoting Brain Injury Awareness Week which is held by Brain Injury SA

Here at the NRF, we are funding research focused on Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in children.
One of the current projects is focused on Concussion in children and is led by Assoc Prof Lyndsey Collins-Praino and Dr Frances Corrigan at the University of Adelaide. TBI is common during childhood and adolescence, with most injuries classified as mild (concussions), but these can still have long-lasting consequences.

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