Rehabilitation Strategies and Innovations in Later Life for Traumatic Brain Injury

Maheen M. Adamson, Kiran Aftab, Esmeralda P. Madrigal, Molly A. Timmerman, Joyce Chung, Pawan P. Galhotra, Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, John P. Coetzee, Odette A. Harris

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The percentage of older adults worldwide will increase from 8.5% in 2015 to almost 17% by 2050, equating to over 1.6 billion. The number of traumatic brain injury (TBI) related hospitalizations and fatalities is expected to increase over the next decade presenting a significant challenge to the rehabilitation community. Here, we lay out the factors and risks that contribute to this challenge in the population of older adults. We specify the myriad levels of injury severity, increases in mortality, physical and mental disabilities. We review advanced diagnostic measures, rehabilitation methods, global and functional outcomes and conclude with future clinical recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Clinical Psychology, Second Edition
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780128186978
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Aging
  • Brain injury
  • Cognitive decline
  • Complementary alternative medicine
  • Dementia
  • Falls
  • Gender
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Neuroimaging
  • Patient care models
  • Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Virtual reality
  • Wellness programs
  • Yoga


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