Brain Injury in the Elderly

Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of death and mortality in the United States, ranked 7th specifically among adults age 65 or older. With the number of the US population above the age of 65 expected to rise to 71 million by 2030, the number of traumatic brain injuries will rise proportionally. Characterized by severity, mechanism, and morphology, brain injury can be caused by a number of accidental and purposeful actions, including falls, motor vehicle crashes, and being struck, such as pedestrians being hit by vehicles. For more details about brain injury, please refer to either Traumatic Brain Injury in the Elderly or Traumatic Brain Injury in Elders.


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