Women in Colorado struggling to recover from traumatic brain injuries, even mild ones, have a greater chance of ending up with long-term memory problems than men with similar injuries. The director of the Brain Injury Research Center at UCLA said the 10 to 20 percent of brain injury victims whose symptoms persist for years tend to be female.
Colorado patients who have suffered a brain injury may be interested to learn that a British study released on April 1 indicates that head injuries could cause the brain to age prematurely. A lead researcher on the study suggests that a brain injury could set off secondary processes that may lead to damage that develops over time.
The human brain is a vital and complex organ that serves as the body’s control center. Not only is the human brain responsible for regulating all bodily processes, but parts of the brain control emotions and personality traits as well as the ability to learn, retain and process information. It's not surprising; therefore, that an injury to the brain can have serious consequences and result in an individual suffering devastating and life-altering injuries.