Is there a link between traumatic brain injury and dementia?

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers have revealed that the risk of dementia – including Alzheimer’s – is significantly higher in people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than with people who have no history of TBI. The potential link between TBI and dementia has become a pressing issue, particularly among military veterans and participants of contact sports. Researchers sought to resolve conflicting findings from previous studies on the link between TBI and dementia. After accounting for other risk factors for the disease, the researchers discovered that the overall risk of dementia in individuals...

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