Traumatic brain injury increased risk of dementia in veterans
(dailyRx News) One of the most common injuries from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has been traumatic brain injury. Researchers are still learning the long-term implications of this injury.
A recent study found that one potential long-term concern related to this injury is the risk of dementia.
The results showed a 60 percent increased risk of dementia among veterans who sustained a traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injuries could have resulted from blasts, shrapnel or other direct hits to the head.
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