Brain Injury and Dementia

A Brain Health Academy Seminar:

September 12, 2024

Register for the Brain Injury and Dementia class here

Studies have shown a significant relationship between brain injury and dementia. Researchers have learned that a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) increases the risk of developing dementia later in life. This course will address the impact of brain injuries on cognitive function and how to mitigate the risk of cognitive decline in individuals with a history of brain injury.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • List 6 or more modifiable risk factors for dementia
  • Summarize the link between various types of brain injuries and dementia
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of brain injuries and explore their impact on cognitive function.
  • Identify special considerations for high-risk populations

Expert Presenter

Dr. Erica Kornblith

Dr. Erica Kornblith is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and clinical researcher based at SFVAMC with expertise in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and cognitive aging, rehabilitation research, telehealth, and clinical trials. Her research program broadly focuses on understanding the impact of traumatic brain injury and social determinants of health on cognitive aging; characterizing cognitive and functional impairment in older adults with traumatic brain injury; and leveraging telehealth technology to increase access to effective treatment for as many TBI patients as possible regardless of demographics. She currently serves as PI of a VA-funded clinical trial adapting an existing cognitive rehabilitation intervention for telehealth delivery to Veterans with TBI, and leads other projects funded by the Alzheimer’s Association and the UCSF Academic Senate.

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