30 May 2018

“Care for people with acquired brain injury can and should be better”

“There’s no shortage of care available in the Netherlands for people with acquired brain injury, but in practice it doesn’t always reach the right patient at the right time”, says Professor Caroline van Heugten. “Especially patients who are affected less in a directly visible way and more at the level of cognitive, emotional and social functioning.” Van Heugten is one of the founders of the Limburg Brain Injury Center.

Alas, poor Yorick I knew his thoughts well

Caroline van Heugten (1965) is professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at Maastricht University (FHML and FPN). She is also the director and a senior researcher at the Limburg Brain Injury Center. She specialises in research on the neuropsychological consequences of brain injury and factors influencing the success of treatment. The center is an initiative of the FPN and MUMC (FHML and MUMC+) in collaboration with regional patient organisations, the five Limburg hospitals (Sittard, Heerlen, Roermond, Weert and Venlo) and other brain injury care providers.

By: Graziella Runchina