What to do for a Concussion
A concussion, even a mild one without loss of consciousness can cause long-lasting problems. The two major areas affected are working memory deficits and neural timing /processing speed.
Working memory becomes affected due to the disorganization skills in the brain after a concussion. The person often feels like their thoughts are brief and that it is hard to stay focused on new information being presented.
Processing/neural-timing speed is affected because the brain signals slow down after a concussion. Sending information to all of the necessary cognitive areas has to happen in milliseconds, yet the brain might be sluggish or it might exhaust easily when trying to accomplish these tasks.