Today is a special day in the U.S., set aside to honor our Veteran's. Parades and pride, prayers, and somber moments of silence to honor the fallen. Much of our attention can be lured to the past. But what about the future? America's brave service men and women are at risk and may not event know it.
This article posted by Military.com brings our attention the the very real connection between our wounded vets and Alzheimers...
"Statistics show one out of three seniors dies from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. But Veterans who experienced brain trauma in the course of their service should know that they are at an even higher risk for developing the disease. The Los Angeles Times cites a study which found that traumatic brain injuries made Veterans “60 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.” Another study found that Veterans who have experienced PTSD are twice as likely as those without PTSD to develop dementia."