Dementia in Head Injury (cont.)
Julia Frank, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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brain damage, child abuse, cognition, cognitive disorders, concussion, contusion, dementia pugilistica, head trauma, shaken baby syndrome, TBI, traumatic brain injury, dementia in head injury, head injury, dementia-related symptoms, dementia, brain injury, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, seizures
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Traumatic brain injury can lead to deficits in 5 general areas: (1) short-term memory impairment, (2) slowed processing speed, (3) impaired executive function, (4) disrupted abilities of attention and concentration (which likely contributes to the deficits noted in the first 3 categories), and (5) emotional dysregulation.
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