Category Archives: head injury and brain injury

Head Trauma and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

The link between traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease: Scientists have identified a number of risk factors that increase the risk of developing a neurodegenerative condition. Thanks to high-profile cases, such as Muhammad Ali, the general public has a growing awareness of a link between head trauma and Parkinson’s disease (PD).

However, fewer people realize that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is also a predisposing factor for the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
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Do Helmets Reduce Head Injury Risks in Children?

Studies and observational surveys suggest that head injury risks in children, and, thus, brain injury risks too, are quite substantially reduced when children wear helmets.

Head injuries in children are common. There is a difference between brain injuries in children and brain injuries in adults. Head injury risks in children are a little harder to determine than head injury risks in adults.
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