Facts&Myths

Facts

  • 50,000 Canadians sustain brain injuries each year.
  • TBI is the leading killer and disabler of Canadians under the age of 40.
  • Young males are twice as likely as females to sustain a brain injury; though in the elderly, the numbers are about the same.
  • Thirty per cent of all traumatic brain injuries are sustained by children and youth, many of them while participating in sports and recreational activities.
  • Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour.
  •  It is estimated that 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour.
  • The weight of the human brain is about 3 lbs.
  • The brain is made up of about 75% water.
  • Lack of oxygen in the brain for 5 to 10 minutes results in permanent brain damage.
  • Your brain keeps on developing until your late 40’s.
  • 60% of your brain is fat.

Myths

  • Your Brain Is Gray
  • Listening to Mozart Makes You Smarter
  • A mild brain injury (concussion) is mild and less damaging than other brain injuries

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nursingassistantcentral.com/blog/2008/100-fascinating-facts-you-never-knew-about-the-human-brain/