KatieCouric.com: How to Spot the Warning Signs of Brain Trauma — And Prevent the Injuries That Lead to It

Posted on: Monday, November 28th, 2022

Did you know you can have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) from head trauma even if you are not an athlete or have served in the military?


Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is caused by repeated traumatic brain injuries. Most people are unaware they had brain trauma and ignore symptoms of CTE unless they are in professional activities that increase the likelihood of physical contact like playing football or boxing or serving in the military.

Regardless of how these brain injuries were received, this trauma to the brain can increase the risk of developing dementia by two to four times.

Currently, CTE can only be diagnosed during a brain autopsy.

Kevin Bieniek, PhD

Kevin Bieniek, PhD, director of the Brain Bank at the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, is quoted in the KatieCouric.com article sharing his findings of CTE.

Read the full article to learn the symptoms of CTE and how to best avoid brain damage as you age at KatieCouric.com.


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