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Mark Gastineau deals with football’s aftermath

Mark Gastineau deals with football’s aftermath

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Mark Gastineau, a retired defensive end with the New York Jets, revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Syndrome and Dementia. Gastineau played 1o years with the New York Jets.

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November is Family Caregiver Awareness Month

November is Family Caregiver Awareness Month

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Written by Kristi Whitaker, LMSW, CBIS November is Family Caregiver Awareness Month, and, in honor of that, our Brookhaven’s November Seminar was, “Living with a diagnosis: different perspectives for care partners and persons diagnosed.” It was one of the best I have attended in the year I have been part of the Brookhaven family. Nancy […]

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Veterans With Brain Injury at Increased Risk for Dementia

Veterans With Brain Injury at Increased Risk for Dementia

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New research published in the journal Neurology shows that veterans who have experienced brain injury while in active service are 60 percent more likely to develop dementia later in life than those without head injuries, bolstering the association long believed to exist between brain injuries and cognitive difficulties in later life. The study evaluated more […]

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VA Sort of Steps Forward – 1st TBI Presumptive Illness List

VA Sort of Steps Forward – 1st TBI Presumptive Illness List

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On December 16th, 2013, the Veterans Administration (VA) took a major step forward in addressing the issues veterans face in their lives after experiencing combat related brain injuries. It was announced through the office of Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Veterans already receiving benefits for traumatic brain injury (TBI), identified with secondary illnesses […]

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Vascular Brain Injury May Play Important Role In Dementia

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The long-assumed connection between traumatic brain injury and dementia may be falling under question after recent studies suggested there was in fact no link, but new research is saying that brain damage caused by high blood pressure and strokes may be connected with dementia and cognitive brain problems. The study, from UC David Alzheimer’s Disease […]

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TBI Not Linked To Heightened Chance Of Dementia

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There is a wide-spread belief that repeated traumatic brain injury and dementia are connected, but now a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai suggests that belief may be wrong. The paper, entitled “Risk for Late-life Re-injury, Dementia, and Death Among Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury” found no link between TBI with […]

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High Blood Pressure Leads To Early Brain Injury

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According to scientists from the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of California, Davis, high blood pressure may lead to brain injury and premature brain aging, even among people with only slightly raised blood pressure. The researchers are investigating links between systolic blood pressure, and various indicators of brain injury among middle-aged adults. The latest […]

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