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What Dramatically Increases the Risk of Dementia Later in Life

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By Stephen M. Raffle, M.D.

The Wall Street Journal, “Injuries of Veterans, Football Players Are Linked to Dementia Later in Life,” By Shirley S. Wang, July 19, 2011


In two studies, one of 280,000 veterans and another of 500 professional football players, traumatic injury to the brain was found linked to the emergence of Alzheimer’s Disease later in life. In the study of veterans, diagnoses of traumatic brain injuries tripled the risk for diagnosis of dementia or the sumptoms of dementia later in life. The studies were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Paris in 2011.

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