New Study Shows Just One Severe Brain Injury Raises Risk Of Later Dementia Dramatically
April 11, 2018
(INTERNATIONAL) – The results of a new, large medical study done in Denmark shows there is strong link between just one severe brain injury and the risk of suffering dementia later in life.
ABC News has published a report by an AP medical writer that shows researchers analyzed over 35 years of health records from 2.8 million people in Denmark and here is what they found: overall, the risk of getting dementia from any brain trauma was small -- about 95 percent of people who suffered a brain injury never developed dementia.
But just one severe brain injury increased the risk of later dementia by 35 percent compared with a person who never had any brain trauma at all in their lives.
A “mild” brain injury increased the risk by 17 percent and each additional brain injury added to the danger of getting dementia later on in life.
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