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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - MIND YOURSELF -

IT CAN HAP­PEN ANY­WHERE, AT ANY AGE

Slips, trips and falls, as well as road traf­fic ac­ci­dents, ac­count for most cases of con­cus­sion. It is in­creas­ingly be­ing recog­nised that el­derly peo­ple who frac­ture a bone be­cause of a fall have also sus­tained a con­cus­sion, which may ex­ac­er­bate symp­toms of tired­ness and con­fu­sion. Con­cus­sion is most com­mon amongst chil­dren how­ever. They have a large head rel­a­tive to the size of their body, and are more li­able to fall over, and hit the ground head first.

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