In Sharpâ€™s September issue, we published an article detailing the effects of brain damage on an otherwise normal life. While the article’s author points to the symptoms of brain damage as the source of some of his bad decisions in life, he only covered the tip of the iceberg when it comes to brain injury.
Recently, Alan J. Cooper has also published an incredibly informative book on the subject called Brain Injury, exploring the impact of brain injury beyond the personal effects. Cooper examines the impact of brain damage on your social surroundings â€“ including family life, relationships, and work environment. Written in an almost diary-like format, Cooper brings readers through the struggles of recovery after being involved in a very serious car accident.
While it’s by no means a leisurely read, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone effected by this all-too-common condition. Cooperâ€™s book is the first of its kind and an insightful resource on this little-understood epidemic.