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Vascular Dementia

Gordon McQueen diagnosed with this terrible disease, in the old days, balls were a lot heavier which has contributed greatly to a lot of ex-footballers being blighted in this way.
Heading the ball will always be part of the game and two Leeds players have recently been criticised because they have failed to score from headers.
With concussion subs now part of the game, the game is giving thought to how they can safeguard the future health of participants.
Maybe, from an early age, the earlier the better, we should insist that nobody takes to a football field without protection.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/feb/23/gordon-mcqueen-former-scotland-defender-diagnosed-with-dementia-leeds-manchester-united

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Very young age relatively . McQueen was a great player for us, is a close friend of Joe Jordan(another great Leeds player) I believe.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

From what I can gather CTE (and related neurodegenerative diseases) are a result of continuous impact trauma to the brain. Even with a helmet the brain will still bounce of the inner skull (imagine shaking a goldfish bowl with a fish in it).

Elongate this over the duration of a professional football player's career. There's going to be tens of thousands of impact traumas to the brain.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Vascular dementia indicates dementia from multiple cerebra-vascular events (aka, strokes or TIAs) over time, so the rudimentary pathology behind that would indicate that head trauma is less a risk factor and more the classic cardiovascular risk factors. I don’t know much about this guy but I can see he previously had laryngeal cancer, which is associated with smoking and obesity (two major cardiovascular risk factors).

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

*cerebro

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Always liked McQueen.

Good luck big man.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56167797

comment by Jaz63 (U8369)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Me too, good luck Gordon McQueen, a great from the old days.

comment by Jonty (U4614)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

he's been through it with cancer as well....from teh sound of it, he is in a bad way.

I heard also Mick Bates not well.

Just awful at these times for friends not to be able to see friends who aren't well.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

I lost my own mother to vascular dementia just one hour into 2021; the decline was so quick and it’s painful to see.

Was just myself and my wife nursing her through it, something extremely tough and draining during these past months of coronavirus.

With just us for company and a doctor making visits, the family of Gordon McQueen have all my sympathies as they face this difficult time ahead.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by Estaremos Top Four For Real (U21471)
posted 16 hours, 38 minutes ago
I lost my own mother to vascular dementia just one hour into 2021; the decline was so quick and it’s painful to see.

Was just myself and my wife nursing her through it, something extremely tough and draining during these past months of coronavirus.

With just us for company and a doctor making visits, the family of Gordon McQueen have all my sympathies as they face this difficult time ahead.
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Yep I feel your pain pal. Lost a mother in law just before lockdown, so managed to visit throughout the symptoms - so lucky in some respects. Horrible, horrible condition that is extremely difficult for family members to witness in a loved one. Feel for the family of Gordon like you.

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