What Is Boxer's Syndrome (Punch Drunk, Or Otherwise Known As Dementia Pugilistica) And How Is It Related To Alzheimer's Disease?

Dr. DeKosky answers the question: 'What is Boxer's Syndrome??'

May 4, 2009 -- Question: What is Boxer's Syndrome (Punch Drunk, or otherwise known as Dementia Pugilistica) and how is it related to Alzheimer's Disease?

Answer: There's another mechanism by which head trauma is associated with dementia, of which Alzheimer's is simply the most common type in late-life, and that is by repeated blows to the head. There have been a lot of articles in the press about this regarding football players.

And it is what you see in players of other sports who suffer