Storrington woman writes brain injury book

Storrington neuropsychologist Jo Johnson has written a book for the children of parents with brain injuries. May, 2012.
Storrington neuropsychologist Jo Johnson has written a book for the children of parents with brain injuries. May, 2012.
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LIVING with a parent who has a brain injury can be confusing and upsetting for their children, according to a specialist in the field.

So that is why consultant neuropsychologist Jo Johnson has written a book aimed at young people explaining the changes they might see in a parent with a brain injury and suggesting ways to cope.

A neuropsychologist is a qualified clinical psychologist who specialises in working with people who have neurological problems, which include brain tumours, strokes, MS, dementia and Huntington’s disease.

Jo, 46, from Storrington, spends a lot of time making assessments of such patients’ cognitive abilities, like memory, learning and concentration, and said: “The hard thing about brain injury is one day you are living a very regular life, and in an instant your family member is changed either through an accident, assault or stroke.

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