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    sources like former players and neurosurgeons. One of her sources was former player named Ron Duguay, Ron talks about his memory loss from fighting, “People say you should write a book, and I would, but I can’t remember” Duguay was a former fighter in the NHL, but now suffers from CTE as a result of it. Talking to former players Dr. Kale has a second hand experience of what neurological damage has occurred from constant fighting. Another point of view and source Dr. Kale has are various neurosurgeons and brain researchers from Boston University. They sum up why fighting in hockey is unhealthy for the brain. “The brain does not tolerate repeated hits. CTE has been deteceted in boxers and hockey enforcers, under various names such as dementia pugilistica, punch drunk syndrome and boxer’s encephalopathy. CTE is associated with memory disturbances, behavioral and personality changes, Parkinsonism, and speech and gait abnormalities. Hockey has now been unceremoniously added to the list of sporting activities that result in CTE.” (McKee, A. C., Cantu, R. C., Nowinski, C. J., Hedley-Whyte, E. T., Gavett, B. E., Budson, A. E., ... & Stern, R. A. (2009). Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in athletes: progressive tauopathy following repetitive head injury. Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology, 68(7), 709.) Both Gillis and Dr. Kale both agree fighting should be banned to a certain degree. While Dr. Kale argues fighting should be abolished all together, Gillis argues…

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    Omalu was especially interested in the brain. Inside Mike Webster’s brain, he’d make a startling discovery: a disease never previously identified in football players” (Jason M. Breslow) which was later identified as CTE. In February, “former Chicago Bears safety David Duerson shot himself in the chest, but not before leaving behind a note requesting his brain be studied for evidence of a disease (CTE) striking football players” (Stephanie Smith). In February 2008 John Grimsley “died at the age…

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    Concussion Movie Analysis

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    "Banging heads is not a natural thing I was scared I 'd fail and I ' m still scared of that all we have to do is finish the game if we finish we win," stated pro football player Mike Webster during a conference. Being inducted into the hall of fame for football is legendary. It is something every player wants, and they will go through unbearable circumstances to achieve this goal. “Concussion,” directed by Peter Landesman, hit theaters on December 15, 2015, and is about actual events that…

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    Nfl Concussions

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    to establish a pool of $675 million dollars to cover injuries and diseases that are linked to head trauma that the players sustained during their careers (Belson 1). Unfortunately this amount was rejected by the United States district court judge who was presiding over the NFL settlement between the NFL and the 5,000 former players that who sued the NFL (Belson 1). The agreement was rejected because it was insufficient to cover the costs of the claims (Belson 1). For many years the NFL has…

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    The practice of medicine is an aspect of all sports and is essential for player participation and as a result, the maintenance of the sport as a whole. Despite there being this evident relationship between the two, medicine is considered a universal practice, yet sport is not. Therefore, the concept of sport and the importance it upholds in society varies based on culture. This is demonstrated through Dr. Bennet Omalu, and the recent discovery and publication of chronic traumatic encephalopathy…

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    football players have helmets, they’re not always guaranteed maximum protection (Jackson 22). In fact, the helmets can, at times, slip off and cause a serious injury. A study discovered that football helmets only prevent ⅕ of the traumatic injuries caused in football versus the other 80% who do not wear a helmet at all. The Adams a2000 gave the best security against blackout and the Schutt Air Advantage the most noticeably awful, of the 10 head helmet brands tried. Generally speaking, the Adams…

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    Alzheimer’s disease is caused by cells in the brain that die over time. The tissue in the brain over time will have less connections and nerves causing the brain to shrink. First the doctors determine if the patient meets two of the five dementia symptoms and the severity of the symptoms. The two most common symptoms in determining Alzheimer’s is memory loss and language issues. There are three stages of progression a person goes through. More stages of progression have been documented,…

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    Alzheimer’s Disease One in nine people, over the age of sixty five have the Alzheimer’s disease. That is about eleven percent of all people over sixty five. Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects over five million Americans (Marsa, Linda). This disease is a type of senile dementia, which means that Alzheimer’s is more common after the age of sixty five (Day O’Connor). Alzheimer’s is extremely rare before the age of fifty (Finch). This disease has disastrous effects, and can cause major monetary…

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    transition of care for older adults with dementia. As the number of adults age 65 and older continues to increase, the prevalence of dementia is expected to rise worldwide. In the United States alone, more than 5 million adults over 65 years old and more than 14% of those over age 70 have dementia (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015). Although dementia is considered a terminal illness (Mitchell, Teno, Kiely, 2009; Raymond, Warner, Davies, et. al., 2014; Peacock, Duggleby, & Koop, 2014), people…

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    The Definition Of Dementia

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    this is what it is like to wake up as a person who has dementia. When people first started to recognise dementia they called it senility and then later on the name changed to dementia (“Types of Dementia”). Many people believe that they understand the definition of dementia, but the definition they have been taught for a long time is actually wrong. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a person who has trouble with carrying out everyday activities and has a hard time remembering people…

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