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Study: Concussions Lead to Increased Dementia Risk in Older Adults

The link between a single traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the risk of developing dementia has been controversial for some time because of conflicting study results. Now, a new study finds that TBI is associated with an increased risk of dementia in adults 55 and older.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

A lot of concussion injuries never fully heal, and hence there is on-going neuroinflammation that leads to dementia.  

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