Prevent brain injuries this summer

The Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association is asking that people take care this summer to avoid acquiring a brain injury.

The B.V. Brain Injury Association is asking that people take care this summer to avoid acquiring a brain injury.

Brain injuries can be received a number of different ways, including motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries.

Some effects of brain injury can include memory loss, severe headaches, dizziness, physical and mental fatigue, difficulty planning, personality changes and depression and anxiety.

Often, those with a brain injury cannot continue at work or at school, the BVBIA reports, and personal relationships “often” come unravelled.

The BVBIA suggest finding the right helmet in excellent condition for the right sport.

Also, make sure your chin strap is always on.

For more information, contact the BVBIA at 250-877-7723.