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Researchers find strongest evidence yet linking TBI to dementia

Researchers find strongest evidence yet linking TBI to dementia

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There has long been a body of anecdotal evidence associating traumatic brain injury (TBI) and dementia, but the connection has remained largely unclear. Now, a team of researchers from Umea University in Sweden says they’ve found the strongest evidence yet showing that TBI can directly increase the risk for dementia in older adults. According to […]

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Moderate or severe TBI in middle-age tied to dementia years later

Moderate or severe TBI in middle-age tied to dementia years later

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been believed to be linked to a number of cognitive and physical illnesses later in life, including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease, but research has struggled to confirm or understand these associations. Now, a study from Finland has provided evidence showing middle-age adults who experience TBI face a drastically […]

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TBI Linked To Increased Risk of Dementia in Adults Over 55

TBI Linked To Increased Risk of Dementia in Adults Over 55

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A study published in JAMA Neurology has found an association between traumatic brain injury and an increased risk of dementia in adults aged 55 years and older. This study is not the first to uncover similar links, as one study earlier this year showed that 16% percent of veterans who had experienced TBI also developed […]

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