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Links between head injuries and dementia?

New research on the connection between head injuries and the risk of developing dementia has been presented at the Alzheimer’s Disease International and Alzheimer’s Australia National Conference in Perth.

Dr Adrienne Withall, from the School of Public Health & Community Medicine at UNSW Australia, is presenting research on the link between head injuries and the early onset of dementia.

“We can say with confidence that a significant head injury, one that results in loss of consciousness, or fracture, increases your risk of dementia,” Dr Withall said.

Read more on the Alzheimer's Australia website.