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A Different Brain

Documentary. Louis takes a look at the issues that some of the estimated one million people in the UK living with the long-term effects of a brain injury have to deal with.

Louis takes a look at the issues that some of the estimated one million people in the UK living with the long-term effects of a brain injury have to deal with.

Louis spends time with staff and service users at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, one of the UK's largest providers of neuro-behavioural rehabilitation, in an effort to understand how individuals and their families come to terms with this life-changing condition.

Often called a 'hidden disability' because those affected can show little physical signs of change, acquired brain injury results in enormous cognitive, behavioural and personality challenges. Those affected are left to reconstruct who they are - from relearning the basics of walking, talking and eating to redeveloping complex personality and behavioural traits, often in the shadow of who they once were. Family members are often caught between grieving for the loved one they have lost and learning to love the person they are now.

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59 minutes

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Last on

Sat 28 May 2016 02:05

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Louis Theroux
Executive Producer Aysha Rafaele
Director Jamie Pickup
Producer Jamie Pickup

Broadcasts

  • Sun 15 May 2016 21:00
  • Sun 15 May 2016 22:30
  • Tue 17 May 2016 23:15
  • Wed 18 May 2016 23:45
  • Sat 28 May 2016 02:05

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