It is estimated that 35% of people who are alcohol dependent will have some form of Alcohol-related Brain Injury (ARBI). ARBI is an umbrella term that encompasses a number of conditions including cognitive dysfunction, peripheral neuropathy, liver encephalopathy, and the more commonly associated conditions of Wernickie’s Encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s Amnesic Syndrome. The onset of these conditions can be insidious, with symptoms being difficult to detect. ARBI is preventable and it is treatable.
This course will explore:
- What is ARBI?
-What are the impacts of ARBI on the individual, their family, and the services they come in contact with?
- Adaptations that can be made in providing person-centred treatment to people at risk of ARBI
This course also involves training in the use of a validated screening tool, developed by ARBIAS, in detecting the possible presence of an acquired brain injury within your client group going forward.