Dementia caused by WWII?

Published on September 16th, 2009 | by Admin


A scientists is claiming that the dementia affecting hundreds of thousands of Britons may be the result of the second world war.

Research presented at a conference in York yesterday suggested that traumatic stress can trigger Alzheimer’s and other conditions.

More than 700,000 people suffer from dementia in the UK and Dr Karen Ritchie, from France’s National Institute of Health and Medical Research, believes that many of today’s cases could have been caused by armed combat, or by the Blitz.

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One Response to Dementia caused by WWII?

  1. David Flemming says:

    Great information — can you help me find academic literature on the concept that trauma from WW2 leads to dementia?

    Thanks — David

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