Abuse changes women’s brains — but exactly how isn’t known

About 500,000 Canadians have dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto.

Between 30 and 80 percent of women who survive intimate partner violence may have a traumatic brain injury — but there’s almost no research into how such an injury specifically affects women, according to Angela Colantonio, who helps lead an international task force on girls and women with acquired brain injury.


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