The risk of TBI among adults increases with increasing age. CDC data indicate that persons ages 65 years or older, have higher rates of TBI-related hospitalization and death than those in any other age group.1
Older Adult Falls
The rates of fall-related TBI hospitalization increased with age, with the rate or persons aged 85 or older more than twice that or persons 75 to 84 years of age and six times that of persons 65 to 74 years of age.1
Elder abuse includes several types of violence that occur among those ages 60 and older.
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- Coronado VG et al. Characteristics of persons aged 65 years and older hospitalized with a TBI. J Trauma Rehab VOl 20(3)215-228