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Brain injury in the elderly

Traumatic brain injury in the elderly is explored in a special edition of NeuroRehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal.  The guest editor of this collection of articles is the well-known expert in the field of neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, Wayne A. Gordon, PhD., Vice Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

 The articles in this special edition address the following subject matters:

A comparison of cognitive function of individuals diagnosed with dementia and a history of TBI with those with dementia and no history of TBI;

Factors related to death following TBI in the elderly based upon medical chart review of  individuals 55 years and older who died one to four years after moderate or severe TBI, and compared these to matched living patients;

Characteristics of the inpatient rehabilitation treatments received by individuals with a TBI who were above the age of 65 when they received their injury;

Use of The Brief Test of Adult Cognition by Telephone (BTACT) to screen elderly patients for TBI;

Review of the literature on age-specific factors that are related to successful outcomes in the elderly who sustain a TBI. 

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