League of Denial: How CTE Affects the Brain

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League of Denial: How CTE Affects the Brain



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Learn about the four stages of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease that has been found in autopsies of many former football players, in this interactive from the FRONTLINE: League of Denial website. CTE was discovered in 2002 in the brain of former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster. In its four stages of progression, changes in the brain are manifested by changes in behavior. At first, there are no overt symptoms; however, this gives way to rage, impulsivity, and depression, then to confusion and memory loss, and finally to advanced dementia.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.4) Propose ways to prevent, reduce, and treat injuries and other health problems.

a. Determine when professional health services may be required for injury or disease.

b. Perform CPR, AED techniques, and First Aid procedures, including the principles of RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).

Tags: Brain, Concussion, CTE, Disease, Health
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Author: Kristen Barnett
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit