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