A link has been found between concussions and Alzheimer’s disease. For the study, researchers examined 160 U.S. veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to determine if concussions accelerate the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.
The researchers uncovered that concussions do speed… Read More
A recent study, which looked at health insurance claims of almost nine million Americans, discovered that concussion diagnoses doubled between 2007 and 2014. Does this mean there is an actual increase in injuries, diagnoses, or both?
Most significantly, the injury … Read More
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month 2016, which touches upon topics like traumatic brain injury, concussion, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a rising problem among seniors, so it’s important to prevent TBI as much as possible.… Read More
January is National Sports TBI (traumatic brain injury) Awareness Month which discusses topics like concussions, high fructose diets and brain injuries. Although sports are a mode to keep active and can be an enjoyable pastime they can pose a risk… Read More
Concussion (traumatic brain injury) increases the risk of dementia in seniors. Roughly 1.7 million Americans experience a minor concussion annually, and nearly 15 percent of those who experience repeated brain injuries suffer from abnormal brain functioning years later.
A concussion… Read More
Concussion (traumatic brain injury) and head impact may accelerate brain aging. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury which alters the way the brain functions. Effects of concussion are usually temporary but continuous head trauma or lack of healing can… Read More
New research reveals that the elderly take a longer time to recover from a concussion. Concussions are known as mild traumatic brain injuries and account for 75 percent of brain injuries that occur. Working memory may become affected after a… Read More
A new study gives yet another reason to wear a protective helmet during activities – working in construction, cycling, contact or extreme sports – where there is a risk of head injury. Team sports, such as hockey and football, are… Read More