Presented by: Dr. Jasmeet Hayes
From the NFL to war-related blast injuries, there is growing recognition that concussion is a significant health problem. Concussion occurs when an external force to the head results in alterations in mental state such as confusion, disorientation, feeling dazed, and/or loss-of-consciousness, and/or loss of memory. Concussion has been linked with negative cognitive and mental health outcomes, as well as concerns for dementia risk. However, not everyone who suffers from concussion has negative chronic outcomes. In this talk, Dr. Jasmeet Hayes will discuss what is known about brain function and structure after concussion, characteristics associated with worse outcomes, mental health comorbidities, and genetic factors that link concussion with accelerated aging and dementia risk.