Aging with a Brain Injury

Mary R. Hibbard, Ph.D.
Aging brings changes in cognitive abilities, such as memory and organization. Survivors of brain injury who already have cognitive impairments often fear that aging will worsen their cognition. This tip card addresses common questions of aging adults with brain injury about the risks of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, repeated head injuries, memory and dependence.

Information on aging after brain injury discusses common concerns of survivors and families. It corrects common misunderstandings about acquired brain injury and the development of Alzheimer’s disease, worsening memory, decision-making, repeated injuries, shortened life span, and dependence with aging. Tips and strategies are given for older adults and families on healthy aging.

Item AGE
Pages 8
Year 2007, second printing