Study Finds Brain Disease in 96% of NFL Players Tested

I love ScienceDaily! This article come to use from them, on chronic traumatic encephalopathy in deceased American Football players. If you are interested in reading more on this topic, please check out my posts on:

Study Finds Brain Disease In 96% Of Dead NFL Players Tested — ScienceDaily

September 19, 2015 by Newsy / Powered by NewsLook.com
A newly released study finds 87 of 91 dead NFL players have a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. 2 minute video provided by Newsy:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2372da680b79046e3328141e4f62064f.htm
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Young soldier dies from dementia acquired by traumatic brain injury

This article comes to us from The Australian, an Australian news source. This story is about an Australian soldier who suffered from traumatic brain injury (and post traumatic stress disorder) which cause the dementia he died from earlier this month. To read more about TBI and dementia, please see my previous posts on Head Injuries and Dementia and on Sports and Dementia. Continue reading

Tips for Dealing With People Who Don’t Know They Have Dementia

This article comes to us from Personal Health Records, another WordPress blog. I couldn’t find a description on the website, but, from what I gather, it has articles about all sorts of health issues, with a particular focus on celebrities who have health issues. You can click on the title, below, to go to their website and look around. This article talks specifically about anosognosia, which is when someone with cognitive symptoms is unaware of their condition or impairments.

Tips for Dealing With People Who Don’t Know They Have Dementia

When President Woodrow Wilson had a stroke in 1919 his physical health was slightly impacted, but his mental health suffered. Film director Errol Morris, in an opinion column in the New York Times, wrote, “his close associates noticed a change in his personality. He became increasingly suspicious, even paranoid, without having the dimmest awareness of the fact that he was perhaps becoming a different person.” Edwin Weinstein, a neuropsychiatrist who reviewed Wilson’s case in the 1970s, deemed this a classic case of anosognosia – a lack of awareness that one is impaired. Continue reading