TBI, Alzheimer’s Disease Appear To Affect Brain In Similar Ways, Study Suggests

Updated: Mar 26

HealthDay reported that Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury appear to affect the brain in similar ways, according to a study that may point to new ways to identify people at high risk for Alzheimer’s. The study included 33 people who suffered TBIs in falls; 66 people with Alzheimer’s; and a control group of 81 healthy people without a TBI or Alzheimer’s. Compared to the control group, the TBI and Alzheimer’s patients had more cortical thinning. The findings were published in the journal GeroScience.

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