Number of veterans with Alzheimer’s and other dementias on the rise

New attention is being given to the number of U.S. veterans living with Alzheimer’s disease: nearly half a million, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Steven DeKosky, M.D., deputy director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, and Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., vice chair of the UF department of neurology, discuss new findings about links between traumatic brain injury among military members and the risk of developing later-life dementia in a new paper in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

Watch South Florida PBS’s interview with Dr. Jaffee.

Read the paper in Alzheimer’s & Dementia.