Female Veterans and Dementia

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Female military veterans who have physical or emotional trauma long after their service may have a higher risk of dementia.

Researchers from the University of California tracked over 100 thousand older women who had served in the military .

They found women with PTSD were about 80 percent more likely to develop dementia than vets without the condition.

Those with the depression had a 70 percent higher risk.

And women with a traumatic brain injury were 50 percent more likely to develop dementia.

 

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