1 Feb 2018

Traumatic brain injury and dementia

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:22 pm on 1 February 2018
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A new study has found that people with traumatic brain injury are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia, decades after the injury.

The Swedish study is one of the first to look at the lasting impact of traumatic head injuries, discovering the risk of dementia is increased even 30 years later. 

Dr Alice Theadom, Associate Professor of Psychology at AUT, is researching the effect of traumatic brain injury and discusses what this new study means. 

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