Traumatic brain injury associated with increased dementia risk in older adults

27 octubre 2014

Traumatic brain injury appears to be associated with an increased risk of dementia in adults 55 years and older, according to a study. «Whether a person with TBI recovers cognitively or develops dementia is likely dependent on multiple additional risk and protective factors, ranging from genetics and medical comorbidities to environmental exposures and specific characteristics of the TBI itself,» the authors note.