If you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury, it's possible that your memory could be negatively impacted. This holds true both with your short and long term memory.
Several recent events have brought more attention to traumatic brain injury (also referred to as a concussion). September was national TBI awareness month. And a recent victim in a Charlotte police shooting had suffered a TBI in a motorcycle crash. Video recorded his wife telling police that he didn't have a gun, but he had a TBI. In this stressful situation, the acronym may have caused confusion.