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Chances of becoming depressed are increased after encephalitis. Encephalitis can injure the brain making it more vulnerable to depression, can cause disabilities that can be difficult to adjust to and/or can cause other problems, for example losing your job, and that can make it difficult to cope and affects how someone views themselves.Read more
Driving involves more complex skills than simply the mechanical ability to drive a vehicle. Some of the after-effects of encephalitis may pose challenges for drivers or those who want to learn to drive. DVLA requires that you inform them if you have encephalitis.
Concentration difficulties, memory problems, difficulties in learning and a slowed response to situations are allRead more
Encephalitis may lead to emotional and behavioural changes, including problems managing anger. With professional support, anger may be managed by identifying trigger situations and the signs of anger, putting in place adequate strategies.Read more
Following encephalitis, it is common for people to experience fatigue. Fatigue has a huge impact on people’s lives as it interferes with everyday tasks.Read more
Memory loss is the most frequent and often most disabling effect of encephalitic illness. There are several straightforward practical steps that can support the everyday activities of someone with memory problems post-encephalitis.Read more
If you think that you or somebody (adult) you look after has care and support needs, you may want to contact the local authority (adult social care team) to arrange an assessment of these needs. The Care Act 2014 covers adult social care in England for anyone over the age of 18.Read more