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Karen Lindgren, Ph. But sometimes, the biggest concerns are often the silent ones.
One of the most common causes of concern among older adults is traumatic brain injury — responsible for more than 80, emergency room visits each year among people over While we often think of brain injury as a sudden, severe jolt to the head with obvious, immediate symptoms, brain injuries can take a much different shape in older adults. This is of special concern for those over 65, a population already at higher risk for falls — a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. There is also an increased risk at this age due to age-related brain shrinkage, which creates more space between the brain and the skull, allowing blood to accumulate for a longer period of time before symptoms are noticeable.
In these cases, it may take several days to weeks to notice the effects of that seemingly minor bump on the head. But those symptoms, if left untreated, can lead to difficulty with moving, thinking, with potential lifelong consequences. Some s of a problem may be more obvious than others: disorientation or confusion, persistent drowsiness and headaches, for example. The appearance of memory loss, balance or confusion, especially, are cause for concern — and if these symptoms seem to begin suddenly, you should immediately consult a physician.
Others are more subtle, and can just as easily be chalked up to a symptom of aging. At Bancroft NeuroRehab, a leading provider of rehabilitation for individuals with brain injuries and other neurological conditions, we see clients every day who experience some of the following symptoms. The physical and occupational therapists and speech language pathologists at Bancroft NeuroRehab specialize in the rehabilitation of individuals with neurological disorders.
Call Brain injuries can look much different in adults over A local neuropsychologist discusses what to look for — and when to seek help.Older Bancroft
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Brain Injuries and the Elderly: A Silent Threat