Why is social contact so difficult after a brain injury?

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About the research

People who suffer a brain injury, after an accident or stroke, often face social problems. They lose friends, face problems at work and their relationships fall apart more often than average. But what makes social contact so difficult after a brain injury? Neuropsychologist Annemarie Stiekema (Maastricht University) lists the main insights from research for you.

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Annemarie Stiekema

Annemarie Stiekema is a neuropsychologists who is interested in the 'invisible' consequences of brain injury: changes in cognition, emotions and behaviour. Her research aims to better understand these problems, to ultimately to reduce the impact they have on the daily lives of patients and their loved ones.

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