Traumatic Brain Injury May Not Increase the Risk of Alzheimer's

Dr. Michael Weiner's latest publication in Neurology was recently featured on the NCIRE homepage.

Epidemiologic studies have associated traumatic brain injury (TBI) with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but recent clinicopathologic and biomarker studies do no confirm the link between TBI and development of AD dementia. The study, published online October 4, 2017 in the journal Neurology, suggests that other neurodegenerative processes might be linked to TBI, and additional studies are needed to determine the long-term consequences of TBI. The study was led by Michael W. Weiner, MD, Principal Investigator of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) and the Brain Health Registry and UCSF Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Psychiatry and Medicine.

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