Looks like you’re on the UK site. Choose another location to see content specific to your location

Home Industry News New links revealed between TBIs and dementia

New links revealed between TBIs and dementia

11th April 2018

The risk of developing dementia has been shown to be far greater in individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the past.

This is the conclusion of one of the largest studies to date into a potential link between TBIs and dementia, with a review of nearly 2.8 million patient cases undertaken in Denmark and the results published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

According to its findings, the overall risk for dementia is 24 percent higher for those who have suffered a single TBI against individuals with no history of this type of injury.

This rose to 33 percent in cases of two or three TBIs, 61 percent for four TBIs, and 183 percent higher for five or more.

Lead author Jesse Fann, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, stated: "What surprised us was that even a single mild TBI was associated with a significantly higher risk of dementia.

"The relationship between the number of traumatic brain injuries and risk of dementia was very clear."

With over 20 years of experience within the science market, we at Zenopa have the knowledge, skills and expertise to help find the right job for you. To find out more about the current science roles we have available, you can search for the latest job roles, register your details, or contact the team today.

We currently have 8 jobs available in Pharmacy industry, find your perfect one now.

Stay informed

Receive the latest industry news, Tips
and straight to your inbox.