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Texas Neurology Society Discusses the NFL Concussion Settlement

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Reprinted with permission. Article in Texas Neurological Society newsletter, questions diagnostic criteria for dementia diagnoses and urges NFL to use the opportunity the settlement presents to study brain injury in its population.

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Working and Dementia

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Yesterday I stumbled across an excellent article about working and dementia, that confirms in certain instances it’s desirable and health for people with dementia diagnoses to continue work.  This has been a point of contention in the NFL Concussion Settlement, so the American Academy of Neurology article inspired a tweet thread that is almost a …

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NFL’s Treatment Of Retired Players in Concussion Settlement Shows League’s Lack of Integrity

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Roger Goodell and the NFL talk about integrity quite a bit.  Nothing is more important to them than the integrity of the game, they say.  Perhaps they need to invest in some dictionaries, because they speak of integrity but deliver the opposite.

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Delays, Denials, Dementia, and Death – the NFL’s Gift to R. C. and Susan Owens

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September 16, 2017 Sheilla Dingus “I intimately know of the pain, responsibility and exacerbation and care taking of my husband who I thought would take care of me,” says Susan Owens, widow of former NFL/49ers wide receiver R. C. “Alley Oop” Owens.  “Instead, my husband turned into a stranger who seemed to hate me for …

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The Blitz 1/20/17

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Concussion Discussion: From OTL League of Denial NHL: League of Denial pic.twitter.com/lHnUSU4XFz — Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) January 19, 2017 Mark Gastineau suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s https://t.co/9h9SfB2Yic — Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) January 20, 2017 Wife of Texas football legend Greg Ploetz sues NCAA over CTE, via @dennisdoddcbs. Lead counsel is @GeneEgdorf! https://t.co/fFFq4hlnMi — Daniel …

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