The Brain Injury Association of Delaware has announced that Neil Kaye, MD, will host his first Open Forum on Brain Injury at the monthly Dover support group meeting. This event is open to the public; membership is not required. The event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at BIAD’s headquarters at 840 Walker Road, Dover. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the forum will commence at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to come early to get seating.
Kaye is a BIAD Advisory Board member, a board certified forensic psychiatrist, a general and geriatric psychiatrist, and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Kaye has hosted open forums on brain injury at BIAD’s New Castle County support group for several years with significant turnout from the public. He is considered an expert on brain injury and will lead a discussion with attendees of the Dover support group, who should be prepared to ask questions and join in the discussion.
Traumatic brain injury affects more than 1.7 million Americans each year, and is a leading cause of death and disability in Delaware. Brain injury knows no boundaries, and can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. It affects children, young adults, seniors, athletes, public figures, family, friends and neighbors. In Delaware, more than 40 percent of all TBI-related hospitalizations are caused by falls, followed closely by motor vehicle accidents.
BIAD is Delaware’s official state affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America. BIAD serves a rapidly growing population of brain injury survivors, providing social events, educational opportunities, vocational initiatives and support groups. Its annual conference, which draws more than 200 people, is planned for Friday, April 5, and will feature Doug Smith, a former NHL player who survived 30 concussions and a spinal cord injury and now tours Canada and the U.S. as a motivational speaker.
BIAD’s mission is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy and support. To learn more about brain injury, become a member, get invitations to upcoming events, or make a donation, visit www.biade.org or call 1-800-411-0505. Follow BIAD on Twitter @BIADE, go to Facebook.com/biadelaware, or check LinkedIn.