Traumatic brain injuries and the development of dementia

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are common, and have been associated with an increased risk of developing dementia in later life, although the evidence supporting this has been limited. Daniel Perl, MD from the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine Brain Tissue Repository (CNRM), Bethesda, MD talks to us about his work examining the relationship between TBI and dementia in greater detail. Dr Perl explains the results, which found an association between the injury and development of frontotemporal dementia-like symptoms, and talks about the importance of this area of research. This interview was recorded at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) held in London, UK.

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