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Traumatic Brain Injury from an Accident can lead to Dementia Risk
Although it is known that repeated brain injuries may result in dementia type conditions such as with Muhammad Ali, a new study from the University of Glasgow led by the ‘not-for-profit’ Mario Negri institute for Pharmological Research shows that a single head injury or traumatic brain injury can result in brain degeneration. 

The process involves the production of an abnormal version of a protein called ‘tau’.  Tau is associated with the development of dementia and slowly spreads through the brain causing memory problems.  Evidence in head injury claims will now need to consider these new findings when considering the prognosis for the injured party.

Sylvia Phillips