Dear Conference Attendees
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to attend the session entitled “Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions”. People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have chronic cognitive, behavioral, emotional, social, vocational, physical, and medical challenges. Although some will improve over time, others may decline. However cognitive, physical, functional, and medical problems can be addressed through medical, rehabilitation, and lifestyle interventions. Diet, exercise, socialization, and challenging mental activity can have a positive effect on cognitive status. Cognitive deficits, behavioral challenges, and functional limitations can be addressed with rehabilitation programs, even years after injury, though lengthy treatment programs may be needed. Residential rehabilitation programs often result in improvement. This session will provide an opportunity for participants to gain knowledge of the challenges and potential solutions to problems that can arise with chronic TBI.