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Alzheimer's Disease

Trauma as a Trigger for Dementia

07/10/2007

Question:

Can a trauma trigger Dementia, not specifically a head injury, but a very heavy fall? Resulting in broken bones.

Answer:

It is unlikely that trauma without significant head injury and loss of conscious could contribute to a dementia.

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Response by:

Peter J Whitehouse, MD, PhD Peter J Whitehouse, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University