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Brain Injury May More Than Double Dementia Risk

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Brain Injury May More Than Double Dementia Risk in Older Veterans - Additional Study Suggests that Former Athletes with Concussions have Increased Risk of Cognitive Impairment, with Earlier Onset - READ MORE
http://www.alz.org/aaic/monday_1230amCT_news_release_brain_injury.asp

New York Times: Will Science Take the Field?

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THE warning in The Journal of the American Medical Association is not ambiguous: “There is a very definite brain injury due to single or repeated blows on the head or jaw which cause multiple concus READ MORE
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/opinion/05blum.html

Traumatic brain injury as a risk factor for Alzheimer disease. Comparison of two...

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Background and Purpose The impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease (AD) is still controversial. The aim of our retrospective autopsy study was to assess the READ MORE
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2377/1/3

Sleep apnea, apolipoprotein epsilon 4 allele, and TBI: Mechanism for cognitive d...

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Sleep apnea is prevalent among patients with trau- matic brain injuries (TBIs), and initial studies suggest it is associated with cognitive impairments in these patients. Recent studies found that READ MORE
http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/09/46/6/pdf/ohara.pdf

Tissue Transglutaminase, Protein Cross-linking and Alzheimer's Disease: Review a...

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Extensive protein cross-linking and aggregation are some of the most common molecular events in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Both β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, READ MORE
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2480529/

Head injury doubles the risk of Alzheimer's disease

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Young adults who experience a moderate or severe head injury have more than double the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia later in life, according to a new study. Dr READ MORE
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi...
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