Dementia Linked to Traumatic Brain Injuries, Even Years Later

Dementia Linked to Traumatic Brain Injuries, Even Years Later

A concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI) can increase the risk of developing dementia even 30 years later, according to a new study published today. Severe blows to the brain have been associated with dementia for some time, but the new study finds that the risk remains high years later. Researchers from Umeå University in Sweden were able to look at a large trove of data via nationwide databases from 1964 to 2012. They broke down the data into three cohorts to study. One examined 164,334 people who had a TBI, and were compared to an equally sized control...

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