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Brain Injury In the Elderly

Of the 1.4 million Americans who receive a traumatic brain injury each year, the hospitalization and death rate is highest for individuals over the age of 75 with injuries stemming primarily from falls and automobile accidents, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

On May 14-16, renowned brain experts will gather at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas to discuss ways to treat and rehabilitate elderly men and women with traumatic brain injuries.

The Galveston Brain Injury Conference is an invitational event sponsored by the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in collaboration with the Transitional Learning Center at Galveston which provides rehabilitation for those who have suffered an acute brain injury

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