Concussions Pose Particular Risks for Older Adults

Concussions Pose Particular Risks for Older Adults

Experts say patients can, and usually will, make a full recovery. Here’s what to know.

By: Alexandra de Leon Date: March 10th, 2023

Concussion is the most common form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and, while attention often focuses more on effects in young athletes, older adults are at higher risk for severe outcomes following a concussion. “Falls are the most common cause of concussion among any age group”, said Dr. Monica S. Vavilala, director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

A New York Times article looks into concussions, the impact concussions have on older adults, and how to recover from a concussion.

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