Whether you have been a caregiver for your elderly parent for some time or you are just getting started on your care journey with them, one thing that you have likely thought considerably about is Alzheimer’s disease. You have probably reviewed the risk factors, considered what might make your parent particularly vulnerable, and learned the early warning signs to give you confidence that if your parent was suffering this condition you could identify it.
What you might not have thought about is how something such as an injury could influence this condition and your parent’s risk.
The truth is there are many factors that influence Alzheimer’s disease, and one that is not always thought of immediately is the history of traumatic brain injury. TBI is a leading cause of disability and death throughout the United States and… Continue reading