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Sporting Concussions Could Lead To Dementia

Australia is a sports loving nation and we know that injuries come with the turf. But what you might not know is the extent to which sporting injuries, particularly concussion-related ones can have significant effects later in life.

A recent nationwide study in Denmark found that people who have experienced Traumatic Brain Injuries are 24 percent more likely to be diagnosed with dementia than the general population. This has huge implications for people who have suffered from concussion. The authors of the report claimed that more needs to be done to prevent such injuries.

To help us understand the risks, we chatted to Associate Professor Michael Buckland on The Daily about what these findings mean.

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