Head injury affects approximately 1 in 300 families in England and Wales. It happens 'out of the blue' - without warning and therefore can be a bewildering and frightening experience and frequently has a dramatic and sometimes devastating effect on the lives of the people involved. Itssudden onset and the uncertainty surrounding recovery means that head injury often presents families with a wide array of emotions such as fear, guilt and sadness. With no previous experiences to guide them, families and people with head injury can feel overwhelmed. This book begins with essential information about head injury including basic knowledge about the brain and how it is damaged. The book goes on to explore typical problems associated with a head injury and how to cope with specific issues. The third section provides support and guidance about howto deal with the long term consequences that head injury brings. Head Injury: The Facts is a family guide to understanding and coping with the practical and emotions problems that head injury brings. It is a valuable source of up-to-date information that will help the person with head injury andtheir family about how to seek further support for themselves.