Concussions are arguably the most commonly referenced form of Traumatic Brain Injury. The CDC published a PDF Fact Sheet summarizing information about concussions, symptoms, and some tips for improvement. This fact sheet would be an ideal resource to hand to parents or a teacher of a student who has recently suffered a concussion, whether at home, during a sport, or on the playground.
The tips listed, for quick reference, are:
- Get plenty of sleep at night and rest during the day
- Avoid physically demanding or high concentration activities
- Ask your doctor about your limits for dangerous activities (e.g. driving, biking)
- Do not drink alcohol