This category is for people who experienced injuries to the brain and did not die of it, either as an immediate or near-immediate result. The distinction is whether the individual survived long enough to manifest behavioral alterations or impairment, or remained in a state of stable unresponsiveness. Over time, they may or may not have appeared to completely recover from the injury. People with traumatic brain injuries due to exogenous forces should be subcategorized in Category:People with traumatic brain injuries. People with non-traumatic brain injuries should be subcategorized in Category:People with hypoxic and ischemic brain injuries. People who remained unresponsive for a prolonged period after the brain injury should also be subcategorized in Category:People with disorders of consciousness.