Graham had a successful career before becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol. When he decided to stop using drugs and alcohol, he suffered a prolonged seizure due to withdrawal and a subsequent hypoxic brain injury.
Graham was admitted into Murdostoun Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre from a Glasgow Hospital when he was clinically stable. Initially he could not speak, communicate, or engage with staff and could only be transferred with the help of a hoist.
The multi-disciplinary team involved with Graham worked cohesively together with his close ones to provide a robust therapy plan. He required input from all members of the team, including psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language, overseen by our Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine.
Graham is now walking independently – he can take care of his hygiene and requires minimal help to dress. He is able to make small meals with supervision, follow commands with over 90% accuracy, and he responds to Yes/No questions.
He has also learnt to play cards, board games, and use an iPad.