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Do I have a higher risk of other brain problems with a TBI?

There are studies showing  how some long-term problems might develop after a TBI. These problems include Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic dementia. While Parkinson’s disease after a TBI is rare, it has been shown to occur.

Parkinson’s disease  is a chronic, progressive disease with symptoms such as tremor, rigidity, slow movement or an inability to move, and shuffling walk. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia that’s associated with loss of memory and cognitive function. Some studies link Alzheimer’s disease with a head injury in early adulthood. Post-traumatic dementia is associated with severe TBI that results in coma.

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