Traumatic brain injury in veterans may increase risk of dementia | Science Codex

June 25, 2014 10:03 PM

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MINNEAPOLIS – Older veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to later develop dementia than veterans without TBI, according to a study published in the June 25, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The study also found that veterans with a history of TBI developed dementia about two years earlier than those without TBI who had developed dementia.

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