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From Helium:
For those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury the long term affects on cognitive abilities can prove to be the most difficult part and the hardest thing to live with. While the visible signs of the trauma have healed the damage that occurred within might very well affect the rest of their lives. There are many ways that this type of injury can have an impact on the individual's cognitive abilities and behavior.

Being unable to concentrate is one of the more common symptoms mentioned. When there are distractions it becomes even more difficult for the injured person to stay focused. The ability to block out background noise while they are having a conversation may be impossible. Instead their thoughts bounce around catching snippets of the noise going on around them and this distracts them from what they were doing. This in turn results in them forgetting and having to start from square one.
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