Dementia pugilistica, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is a type of dementia that is caused by repeated blows to the head. It is a degenerative condition that results in the loss of brain function. This condition is most common among former boxers, but it can also occur in other contact sports such as football, hockey, and rugby.
Symptoms of dementia pugilistica include memory loss, impaired judgment, and changes in mood and behavior. The condition can lead to cognitive decline and eventually dementia. There is no cure for dementia pugilistica, but early diagnosis and treatment can help improve the quality of life for patients.« Back to Glossary Index