Understanding Brain Damage Locations

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When damage occurs to the brain due to stroke, tumour, traumatic injury or other reasons, the resulting symptoms are dependent on where the brain was damaged and the extent of the damage. Symptoms may include alterations to the person’s speech, mobility, memory and even personality.

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The average human brain weighs about 1.3 to 1.4 kg and accounts for approximately 2% of our overall body weight. Our brain is who we are. It is the one thing that makes us unique. When damage occurs to the brain, changes consequently occur to the person. These changes vary considerably and may include alterations to the person’s speech, mobility, memory and even personality.


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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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27 Aug 2020
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13 May 2021
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Maria Deaker
23 Mar 2021
A concise over-view of brain injury
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24 Aug 2023
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Aroha Marshall
20 Jun 2023
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Katrina harris
21 Jun 2020
Great article about the brain. Clearly outlines the lobes if the brain and the function of each lobe and area of the brain. I find the brain a fascinating topic.
Carolyn Allen
23 Jun 2020
A great refresher relating to brain trauma.
Deborah Cristofaro
19 Jun 2023
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Valuable refresher on the functions of the different areas of the brain and the functional implications following injury.
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17 Jul 2023
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