Potential Link Between TBIs and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are serious injuries that can lead to a variety of ongoing symptoms, including the following:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sleeping more than usual, or having difficulty sleeping
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Seizures
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Compromised thinking and learning skills

TBI’s have received increased media attention in recent years, primarily due to increased awareness about the effects of concussions in college and professional athletes. Despite the lack of media coverage, there are also other common causes that were the result of another’s negligence.

How TBI Occurs

Traumatic brain injuries our personal injury lawyers often represent are the result of:

  • Severe slip and fall
  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Boating accidents
  • An act of physical violence

A brain injury lawyer may be able to help you recover damages for long-term care if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or deliberate action.

The Link Between TBI and Alzheimer’s

The effects of TBIs can last long after the initial injury. They have even been linked to a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. This can happen years after the TBI occurs.

The link between TBI and dementia is greatest among people who experienced a moderate or severe TBI. Research showed that:

  • People with moderate TBI had 2.3 times greater risk of developing dementia; vs.
  • People who suffered a severe TBI had a risk that was 4.5 greater.

Further research has also shown that not everyone who suffers a TBI will develop dementia. In those who do, TBI is thought to change the brain’s chemistry in a way that’s been linked to Alzheimer’s.

Getting the Help You Need

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona offers support and information.

Also contact a brain injury lawyer 24/7 at Lerner & Rowe. Our attorneys are board certified and have been voted the best in Phoenix because we care and have client’s best interest in mind. We’ll fight to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve to cover long term medical care.  Schedule a free consultation today to get the help you need after an accident.