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 human brain weighs about 1.4kg 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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Belinda Foden
27 Aug 2020
Highly informative resource
Mabel Mapoe
13 May 2021
Very informative and understandable
Maria Deaker
23 Mar 2021
A concise over-view of brain injury
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12 Jun 2022
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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.
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Helen PARK
17 Mar 2021
The brain is the most important part of our bodies and controls many vital areas to live. Due to complex damage or experiencing a trauma or event like a stroke this damage can change a person's life forever.
Bina Baniya
11 Apr 2021
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kathryn mclean
25 Apr 2021
Very concise and easy to learn from.
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Rebecca Isaacs-Farrin
27 Jun 2020
Great outline for the functions of the parts of the brain
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