Traumatic brain injury in older adults linked to increased dementia risk

October 28, 2014 7:13 AM

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Traumatic brain injury in older adults linked to increased dementia risk

This is not the first study to suggest such a link. Earlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a study revealing that 16% of veterans who had experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) developed dementia, compared with only 10% of veterans who had not experienced a TBI.

However, the researchers of this latest study - including Dr. Raquel C. Gardner of the University of California-San Francisco - note that other studies have not found a link between TBI and dementia, but such studies have been subject to many limitations.

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