Injuries of all kinds can happen to anyone in Providence at any time. However, some people are more susceptible to being injured in accidents, including the elderly. What’s more, many elderly people are actually more susceptible to certain kinds of injuries, as well, including traumatic brain injuries. Brain injuries are terrible at any age, but they can have an even greater impact on the future health of many elderly people.
According to a new study, simply suffering a mild concussion after the age of 65 could increase a person’s risk of having dementia. While head injuries can happen to anyone, seniors seem to be much more at risk of suffering this type of injury. According to the lead researcher of the study, Dr. Raquel Gardner, of San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the results suggest that older brains are more at risk to traumatic brain injury no matter the level of injury.