Behaviour management in children after encephalitis

After encephalitis, children can be left with various and complex needs which may impact on how they behave. To help change a child’s behaviour it is essential to have an assessment of the difficulties that may lie behind it Read more

Depression after encephalitis

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 after encephalitis

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 all Read more

Holidays and respite breaks

After having had encephalitis, going on holiday or respite breaks may require advance planning in order to enjoy the time away. Read more

Managing anger after encephalitis

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

Managing fatigue after encephalitis

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

Managing memory problems after encephalitis

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