When a victim suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), they already have a long and difficult road to recovery, filled with mood swings, loss of control of cognitive functions, physical limitations, and more. As more studies are done on the human brain, and the cognition that happens within the mind, researchers and medical professionals are finding that there are long-term effects to TBIs, and that other injuries and diseases can sprout/occur later in life after recovery.
Recent studies have shown that there is a link between dementia patients who suffered TBIs years before. While those who have sustained multiple TBIs throughout their lives had the highest likelihood of developing dementia, even victims of one TBI were at risk for developing the issue later in life.
Dementia is group of conditions that affect memory and social skills, limiting daily functions and interpersonal relationships. Dementia patients have been shown to forget family members entirely, or revert to a stage in life years ago and not understand the world they currently live in. Because of the damage done to the brain, TBI victims are at risks of their minds slipping and failing later in life.
In addition to loss of memory and control over the mind, TBI victims are also at greater risk for and having a stroke. Worse than that, the risk is at its greatest within three (3) months of the TBI incident. Strokes are not always, but can be, fatal, and TBI victims should seek additional medical attention and advice to mitigate any chance of stroke.
TBIs are incredible dangerous and can negatively impact people’s lives for years, if not indefinitely. If you suffer from constant headaches, nausea, memory loss, and/or mood swings after being involved in an accident, or suffering a blow to the head, contact you doctor immediately to test if you have a concussion, or traumatic brain injury. Afterwards, call our offices to speak with a Denver traumatic brain injury attorney so that we can assist you get the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.