Senior Citizens at High Risk of Traumatic Brain Injuries from Falls

Oct. 29, 2013 – Anyone who cares for or just cares about an older adult – a parent, grandparent, other family member, or even a close friend – will say they are concerned about keeping their loved one healthy and independent.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

Just like other major injuries that occur from falls like hip fractures, head injuries are, unfortunately, all too common among our nation’s senior citizens.  This study shows the dramatic numbers of older Americans that suffer traumatic brain injury in their senior years as a result of falling down and striking their head.

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