Concussions can also accelerate mental decline in patients with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. The more concussions you get, the more cumulative and devastating the cognitive and neurological defects can be. When it comes to TBIs, exercising extreme caution is advised.
Learn more about preventing and recognizing concussions. If you or someone you know loses consciousness from head trauma, call 911 or go to your preferred emergency services facility. St. Luke's Health emergency departments are equipped to treat even the most severe TBIs.