Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, may not be your first concern when caring for the older loved one in your life. Instead, heart disease, diabetes, and dementia are most likely what come to mind. Unfortunately, as one ages, the chances of TBI increase, so it is important to understand the complications and how to interact with an elderly parent if they fall victim to this condition. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), 5.3 million Americans are living with disabilities that stem from a traumatic brain injury. Adolescents and older adults, those over seventy-five years of age, are most likely to have a TBI. In addition, men are twice as likely as women to suffer from this condition.

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