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Why can living with an acquired brain injury (ABI) be so difficult?

Living with an acquired brain injury (ABI) can be difficult because when people see a person with an ABI there is often nothing to see, which makes it difficult for those around to understand what's going on. When a person breaks a leg, the plaster cast lets everyone know what's wrong. It's different with an ABI. Also it can be hard for people with an ABI to make sense of how they're feeling or why they're behaving in a certain way.

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