Concussions may increase Alzheimer's risk

Study shows link among those who had head injuries and later had memory problems.

Published in the Neurology journal last week, the study suggests a potential link between a history of head trauma and later cognitive decline Doctor Michelle Mielke who led the research said: "We found that among older adults with mild cognitive impairment, those who reported having had a head trauma earlier in life were more likely to show brain changes suggestive of Alzheimer's disease. "But we didn't find any such association in cognitively normal individuals." Whilst Dr Mielke says the results add merit to the idea that concussion and Alzheimer's disease may be related, she says the asociation is complex and needs more research. Read the full story here
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