As the proportion of elderly population increases, the number of patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is also rising. From the perspective of pathophysiology and low pre-morbid physical, cognitive, and ADL performances, TBI can cause a difference in its rehabilitation response between the elderly and younger patients. Although the final functional outcome scores are usually lower in elderly patients than in young patients with TBI, elderly patients also have good potential to recover after rehabilitation. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate and to compare the extent of functional gain while investigating pre-morbid conditions and adjusting functional decline with aging.
|Title of host publication
|Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
|Subtitle of host publication
|The Neuroscience of Traumatic Brain Injury
|Number of pages
|Published - 2022 Jan 1
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- Brain injuries
- Recovery of function
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine
- General Neuroscience