U.S. News & World Report: Even mild concussion tied to greater dementia risk later

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

Concussions, even those that are mild, more than double the risk for developing dementia down the road, new research suggests. The findings stem from an analysis that tracked concussions and dementia risk among nearly 360,000 military veterans. Study author Deborah Barnes noted that many of the younger vets in the study had experienced concussions while in combat, often in Iraq and Afghanistan.  (May 7, 2018)

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