Steven Barbieri was active in martial arts for most of his life. But when he started experiencing lapses in memory in his early 50s, he knew something was off.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is a type of dementia caused by repeated traumatic brain injuries, often from contact sports. As part of the Being Patient: Perspectives Live Talks series, Steven shares his experience with CTE — from when he first noticed something was wrong, to diagnosis and self-care.
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