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Does a Link Exist Between Concussions and Alzheimer’s?

This research will also help doctors in the future connect Alzheimer's with head injuries

When visiting with a doctor, a patient can also, and probably should, point out any history of head injuries or even just the one-time occurrence. This can alert the healthcare provider to be on the “lookout” for Alzheimer’s or to go ahead and order the necessary tests for the brain, even just to obtain a baseline reading. Basically, this information would contribute to a more complete risk assessment to see how high the chances are for a patient to develop this disease.