Can you get dementia from a head trauma?

My dad was in a car accident in 2008, where he received a severe head trauma. He partially lost his memory and got worst. Now, 2012, he is in the final stages of dementia. Can a blow to the head cause dementia or was it an underlying condition that we weren't aware of?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    PTA Post Traumatic Amnesia following TBI Trauma Brain Injury duration is not normally as long as your father symptoms. Cognition and function ussally improve, espeacially with rehabilitation, not get worse. Studies are investigating a possible link between TBI and Dementia. Your father could have developed dementia even without the TBI or the TBI could have increased chances and/or severity of the Dementia. Your story is an example of the dramatic effects trauma has on families and society. Good Luck.

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  • 8 years ago

    No, dementia is a degenerative brain disease and is not caused by trauma. the trauma may have caused dementia like signs though.

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  • Julia
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    8 years ago

    you can't know for sure, but its highly likely he would of ended up suffering from dementia anyway. the head injury would of effected his memory, and ability to adapt.

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