Head in the Game: Brain Injury and Neurodegenerative Diseases By David Webster and Aubree Kozie
There has long been a suspected link between neurological diseases and brain damage. Given the immediate symptoms of a head injury include several symptoms such as confusion and memory loss which are also observed in those affected by dementia, it does seem likely that the two share neurological underpinnings. Those who incur a head injury may exhibit such symptoms temporarily, or permanently, depending on the severity of the brain injury (Graff-Radford, 2019).
Now, research from the professional sports world may be helping to reveal and clarify the specific interactions between these two associated conditions.