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NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

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January 28th 2014:Concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

The love of the game and the risk of the injuries. This episode is about athletic injuries and the long-term risks of a form of dementia called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Increasing awareness of the potential consequences of athletic concussions at all ages has led to rule changes, improved protocols for managing concussions during and after games, and research with helmets and other equipment. Dr. Jenny Johnson, sports medicine specialist, will discuss management of athletic concussions.

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Jack Abendschan

“Number 53 on your program. Number one on your hearts!” Jack Abendschan has loved the game of football since he was a child. He was loved by the fans. He considers it a privilege to have played professionally and is humbled by his induction into the CFL Hall of Fame. There is another part of the story. Jack sustained numerous concussions during his years of Pop Warner, high school, college, and professional football. Now he worries about the changes in his memory. He worries about how these changes affect the ones he loves. He is frustrated about having to be reminded of simple things. Does he regret playing football? Listen to Jack talk about his journey. Learn from the expertis
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