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Even Mild Brain Injuries Raise the Risk of Dementia

A new study published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia shows that head injuries, even mild ones, are associated with a long-term increase in risk of dementia. Scientists are racing to pinpoint the mechanisms that cause symptoms of this complex disorder.

“This study adds to the growing evidence that head injuries may have negative effects on the brain long after the injury has appeared to heal.”

Deborah Barnes, professor of psychiatry at UCSF

Read the full article in Wired.