Aging & concussion sources

[1] Chronic conditions in elderly, Statistics Canada

[2] Social isolations in elderly, Statistics Canada

[3] Chan, V. et al., (2013). Older Adults with Acquired Brain Injury: Outcomes After Inpatient Rehabilitation. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement, 32(3), 278-286. doi:10.1017/s0714980813000317

[4] Canadian Institute for Health Information

[5] Chan, V. et al., (2013). Older adults with acquired brain injury: A population based study. BMC Geriatrics, 13(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2318-13-97

[6] Health at a Glance, Statistics Canada

[7] McIntyre, A. (2014). Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults: A Review [Abstract]. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 30(3), 230-236.

[8] Wagner, A. K. (2001). Functional prognosis in traumatic brain injury. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: state of the arts reviews, 15, 245-265.

[9] Thompson, H. J., et al.,(2006). Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults: Epidemiology, Outcomes, and Future Implications. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 54(10), 1590-1595. doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00894.x

[10] Testa, J. A., et al.,(2005). Outcome After Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects of Aging on Recovery. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86(9), 1815-1823. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2005.03.010

[11] Teasell, R. et al., 2018. Epidemiology and Long-term Outcomes Following Acquired Brain Injury. Evidence-based review of moderate to severe acquired brain injury

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