RWK Goodman are sponsors of the BABICM (British Association of Brain Injury & Complex Case Management) Annual conference 2022; the theme this year being “Down But Not Out: The Fighter Still Remains”. Day one of the conference looks at concussion injuries suffered through sport and consequences such as early dementia. Day two of the conference reviews the protection measures required for those with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and why many with an ABI suffer from housing problems or become involved in crime.
"the consequences of brain injuries have not been brought to the fore and greater public knowledge will hopefully result in more pressure on government to provide improved support services"
This edition of TAC Magazine focuses on the themes raised by the BABICM conference and highlights the professionals who work hard to support those who have suffered life changing neurological injuries. Until more recently the consequences of brain injuries have not been brought to the fore and greater public knowledge will hopefully result in more pressure on government to provide improved support services for those in need.
The great athlete Mohammad Ali is remembered not only for his achievements but also for the consequential Parkinson’s disease and dementia he most likely suffered as a result of his boxing career. He commented: “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Many would agree that it’s dealing with the small things first that pave the way to recovery.
Planning is in motion by our head of Injury, Tracy Norris-Evans, for our next Ahead Together Conference, likely to take place in May next year. Full details will follow in our next Autumn edition of TAC Magazine.