Brain Damage - Causes

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What causes brain damage?

When the brain is starved of oxygen for a prolonged period of time, brain damage may occur. Brain damage can occur as a result of a wide range of injuries, illnesses, or conditions. Because of high-risk behaviors, males between the ages of 15 and 24 are most vulnerable. Young children and the elderly also have a higher risk.

Causes of traumatic brain injury include:

  • car accidents
  • blows to the head
  • sports injuries
  • falls or accidents
  • physical violence

Causes of acquired brain injury include:

  • poisoning or exposure to toxic substances
  • infection
  • strangulation, choking, or drowning
  • stroke
  • heart attacks
  • tumors
  • aneurysms
  • neurological illnesses
  • abuse of illegal drugs
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My mother is 92 and has had dementia for the last six years. This last eight weeks she has been losing her ability to talk (form words). I think it is because she barely speaks to anyone; therefore, she doesn't practice. She is in a retirement home and I visit every day, trying to get her lightly to speak and laugh and sing songs. When I phone her, the first two minutes are very frustrating for her. I don't know what this can be.

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