I was watching the film “Ali” one night, and became inspired to do a bit of research on sports injuries and dementias. You can read my first post on “Ali” and boxer’s dementia here.
US Against Alzheimer’s September, 2013 podcast
A discussion with Dr. Mark Burns, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Laboratory for Brain Injury and Dementia at Georgetown University, about his research on the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Alzheimer’s disease. This call was made possible by the generous support of Shawn Taylor, board member of USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network.
“So what does all this mean for us? Right now what we have learned is that we’re beginning to understand why a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury might be increasing your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.