Dementia in Head Injury (cont.)
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Head injury and its resulting complications, such as dementia, are highly preventable.
A person who has experienced a head injury is at risk for further head injuries. Lower the danger by being aware of risk factors.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2014
Julia Frank, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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