Posts Tagged ‘elderly TBI’

By On April 28th, 2016

Researchers Pinpoint Risk Factors For TBI In Older Adults

While the NFL and other intense contact sports get the most attention for their explosive collisions and subsequent brain injuries, the truth is that the majority of people who experience brain injuries are not professional athletes. In fact, children and older adults are much more likely to experience traumatic brain injury and have worse outcomes.…


By On July 8th, 2015

Seniors Are Four-Times More Likely To Be Hospitalized For TBI

A recent study from St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada suggests individuals over 65 are at far higher risk of hospitalization due to traumatic brain injuries. When evaluating data from the Hospital Morbidity Database, the researchers saw a disproportionate number of individuals hospitalized with TBI in Canada were 65 years or older. The age group makes…


By On June 4th, 2015

TBI In Older Age Increases Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Individuals over the age of 55 who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI) face an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a study recently published in Annals of Neurology. For the study, Raquel C. Gardner, MD, from the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues used data from inpatient and emergency departments from California…

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