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Unformatted text preview: o His memory loss problem made it hard for him to go out and get a job • Maybe there was hope for Lori Terminology • Vegetative state- a person who is not responsive to voice or commands, but they have sleep wake cycles o The person is breathing most of the time by themselves o They are awake but not aware o They don’t feel things, they don’t hear things, their brains don’t process information o They don’t have cognitive capacities • Coma- as if you were asleep- need to be tube fed o Temporary state that turns usually into a vegetative state 11/2 • 1990 center for disease control elected information for traumatic brain injuries • At the moment in the US death from traffic accidents have gone down because we have better trauma care and can take care of people with brain injuries better...
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- Fall '08
- Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic Brain Injuries, traumatic brain, little kids- porches, elderly- hip fracture, long term rehab