Sports Concussion: Not Just Football Players

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It’s Fall in Indiana! Time for students to return to the football field – and to the possibility of getting a concussion. A concussion is a mild blow to the head that can cause damage to brain cells at a level not detected on MRI or CT scan. This damage is most often temporary, but …

What We Need to Know About Dementia

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Dementias are degenerative disorders that develop primarily in the nervous system and selectively damage particular areas of the brain. Some dementias, like Alzheimer’s disease affect all areas of the brain simultaneously, while others, such as frontotemporal dementia, affect the parts of the brain involved in controlling one’s communications and emotions. Still others are caused by …