Posts Tagged ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’

C.T.E. common with Iraq and Afghan veterans

What Happens to Veterans Exposed to Combat Blasts? Evidence Shows Similar Brain Injury as Professional Athletes

Scientists who have studied a degenerative brain disease in athletes have found the same condition in combat veterans exposed to roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, concluding that such explosions injure the brain in ways strikingly similar to tackles and punches. The researchers also discovered what they believe is the mechanism by which explosions damage […]

What causes decreased cognition in war veterans?

What Exactly Causes Decreased Cognition in Our Veterans?

He was a 27-year-old former Marine, struggling to adjust to civilian life after two tours in Iraq. Once an A student, he now found himself unable to remember conversations, dates and routine bits of daily life. He became irritable, snapped at his children and withdrew from his family. He and his wife began divorce proceedings. […]

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How Does Veterans Day Relate to Alzheimer’s Disease? Better Question: How Does it Not? | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

For veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan with head injuries, the wounds of war may eventually include dementia. In a study reported at a July 18 meeting in Paris of the Alzheimer’s Association, researchers found that older veterans who had suffered concussions were more than twice as likely as other veterans to develop Alzheimer’s […]