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Evidence Brief: Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia

Prepared by:
Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center
Portland VA Health Care System
Portland, OR
Mark Helfand, MD, MPH, MS, Director

Recommended Citation:
Peterson K, Veazie S, Bourne D, Anderson J. Evidence Brief: Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia. VA ESP Project #09-199; 2019.


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Scope

This evidence brief will address the following key questions and inclusion criteria:

Key Questions

Key Question 1: What is the comparative prevalence of dementia between Veterans and the civilian population?

Key Question 1a: Does the prevalence of dementia in Veterans vary based on combat deployment history?

Key Question 1b: Does the prevalence of dementia in Veterans vary based on era of conflict?

Key Question 2: What is the comparative prevalence of dementia between Veterans with and without TBI?

Key Question 2a: Does the prevalence of dementia in Veterans with TBI vary based on combat deployment history?

Key Question 2b: Does the prevalence of dementia in Veterans with TBI vary based on timing of dementia onset (ie, early vs late)?

See also

Evidence Brief: Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia (Management eBrief)

Evidence Brief: Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia (Cyberseminar)