Study rejects link between brain injury, dementia risk

01/4/2013 | HealthDay News

People who suffered a traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness were at no greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia later in life, but they were more likely to suffer another brain injury, according to a study of more than 4,000 older adults. The findings appeared in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Researchers cautioned that their study should not be confused with findings on the effects of multiple brain injuries suffered by former football and hockey players and other athletes.

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