Thinking & Brain Fog
Of all things a brain does for you, thinking is one of the most important. The simple act of paying attention and remembering can be grueling work for someone with a brain injury. It may be harder to focus on the instructor during class or paying attention at work. Remembering details, appointments, the order of events, and conversations can seem impossible. Planning your time, scheduling meetings, or organizing your work tasks may be difficult. Multi-tasking before your injury was no big deal; now you can only focus on one task at a time, period.
Brain fog isn’t just a passing moment, for many TBI survivors. Brain fog exhibits with moments of panic, feelings of being disoriented and clusters of confusion. Some survivors are impulsive, not able to control themselves like they used to. You may also have difficulty speaking or understanding what is said to you.