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Can you get dementia from a head trauma like concussions?

Can you get dementia from a head trauma like concussions?

YES: Tap a bowl of jell-o. The bowl is your head; the jell-o, your brain. The brain continues after the head stops. And like a wave, back and forth. The delicate vessels between the two weaken or even eventually tear. Each future ''tap'' is added on. Without good blood flow, parts of your brain die. This is origin of ''punch-drunk''.Worse is parkinson-like symptoms-think muhammed ali. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a condition characterized by loss of brain function, manifesting as deficits in memory, reasoning, and judgment, as well as changes in behavior. These deficits are beyond what is ...Read more


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Is it easy to get a concussion/ head trauma from hitting it on a futon's wood. was trying to get comfy hit head on one side thinking pillow was there

Is it easy to get a concussion/ head trauma from hitting it on a futon's wood. was trying to get comfy hit head on one side thinking pillow was there

Depends : Concussion is a clinical diagnosis, that is, if you had symptoms of concussion after the trauma, no matter what the cause, you have a concussion. If you are having symptoms you may benefit from seeing your doctor, treatment is normal brain rest. 90% of people get completely back to normal in less that one week. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop dementia from a head trauma?

Yes: When it occurs in the context of a single injury, dementia due to head trauma is usually nonprogressive, butrepeated head injury (e.g., from boxing) may lead to a progressive dementia . A single head trauma that is followed by a progressive decline in cognitive function should raise the possibility of dementia. ...Read more

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Canadd/ld/adhd become a more probable concern with a series of concussion like head injuries w/ trauma. Stage 3 concussions, I've had 5 in within 4yrs?

Canadd/ld/adhd become a more probable concern with a series of concussion like head injuries w/ trauma. Stage 3 concussions, I've had 5 in within 4yrs?

Yes: Head injuries can result in a drop in the function of your prefrontal cortex. That is the area of the brain that controls your impulses and helps attention span (the area already affected by adhd). It can also lead to word-finding and short-term memory problems, issues already present in people with adhd and ld's. Be very careful and always give your brain a rest after a head injury. ...Read more

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Is fainting similar to a concussion? in the same family or threatening to the body no head trauma included here just dont know how fainting works.

Is fainting similar to a concussion? in the same family or threatening to the body no head trauma included here just dont know how fainting works.

No: A concussion is a head injury and there is damage to your brain. Physiologically and a concussion consists or multiple "mini" bruises in your brain. Fainting has multiple causes, but the common element is a transient loss of blood flow to the brain. ...Read more

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I'll have these random sharp pains on my right lower head. They last 1-5 mins. Haven't had a concussion/trauma?

I'll have these random sharp pains on my right lower head. They last 1-5 mins. Haven't had a concussion/trauma?

Occipital Neuralgia: Most likely related to nerve pinch at the base of brain which can get better with neck stretching and better neck posture specially when sleeping or working with any screen. If lo.Calized numbness and weakness is persistent then may see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

TBI: Symptoms can persist for a long time. Once one has a significant TBI even a minor trauma can precipitate symptoms. Consider seeing a TBI specialist. ...Read more

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Pain in head when i move after trauma. Is this a concussion symptom?

Pain in head when i move after trauma. Is this a concussion symptom?

Most likely: Headaches are expected after concussion but should resolve within 2-3 month. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

Concussion is an injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more