Can you get dementia from trauma?

Head trauma, yes. If you mean physical trauma, like a brain injury, the answer is clearly yes. To the best of my knowledge, psychological or emotional trauma cannot cause dementia.
YES; M. Ali,f'ball. Bump a bowl of jell-o. After the bowl stops, the jell-o continues ! only to reverse course; back & forth. The bowl is your head, the jello is your brain.The veins between tear. Continuing this layering of permanent bits of brain death causes parkinson-like symptoms to pile up. So in time our macho ''heroes'' have greater tremors, lose speech, movement, balance;life. Very sad!

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Can you get dementia from repeated head trauma?

Yes. There is a definate link between head trauma and dementai. In fact people with a dementia already diagnosed may have a more rapid progression after head trauma. On autopsy we find similar brain findings in areas of trauma as in ad. Read more...

Can you get dementia from a head trauma like concussions?

Possibly. There is an entity called chronic traumatic encephalopathy which results from multiple head injuries like concussions or even the multiple hits like a lineman takes. It ususally shows up several years after the injury and presents with mood changes, impulsivity and memory loss, it usually progresses into a dementia. It is associated with tau protein deposition in the brain. Read more...
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...
One episode. Of head trauma is not likely to cause dementia unless it is a very serious episode of trauma or multiple episodes of head trauma as in boxers. Rather, one episode of head trauma may cause some memory loss that is not progressive. Read more...