NFL Will Aid Former Players with Memory Disorders

More than 15 former NFL players, executives and doctors testified before Congress earlier this week as the NFL trys to answer whether there is a connection between football and brain injuries.
A recent study commissioned by the NFL showed that retired pro-football players may have a higher than normal rate of Alzheimer’s disease or other memory afflictions.
NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell told Congress that the league is taking steps to address this issue, including offering free follow-up medical work to 56 survey participants who reported dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory-related problems.
Earlier this month, the NFL Players Association formed a concussion and traumatic brain injury committee to address the issue of head trauma among players.


From the Alzheimer Foundation of America website.

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