Even Mild Brain Injury In Those 65 And Over May Increase Dementia Risk

HealthDay (10/28, Dotinga) reports that according to a study published online Oct. 27 in JAMA Neurology, “a mild concussion after age 65 might” increase the risk for dementia. After analyzing data on some 52,000 California emergency department patients from 2005 to 2011, researchers found that “at 55 and older, moderate to severe brain injury was associated with increased risk of dementia.” However, “by 65 and older, even mild brain injury increased the dementia risk, the study authors said.”

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— “,” Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, October 27, 2014.

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