Just one mild concussion puts you at risk of dementia

by | Apr 16, 2018 | Dementia, News

People who have suffered from head injuries including mild concussion are more at risk of dementia, a major study has found.

Brain injuries – typically caused by a fall, car accident or assault – increase the chances of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by almost a quarter (24 per cent). The severity of the brain injury, the younger a person is and the more knocks they had, all further increase the chances of being diagnosed with dementia in later life, scientists found. Even those who had suffered just one mild concussion had a 17 per cent higher risk of developing the condition, they say. Daily Mail