I certainly hope the pressure is piled on to this current crop of out useless political class. Just returned to Australia. The costs of everything is horrendous and fuel costs out of this world. There must be so many hurting more than I, speak up people
Dementia Australia invited me to hear from the experts about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
I met with former rugby league greats and Australian sporting legends @wallylewis_official AM, Robbie O’Davis and other people living with probable CTE, as well as clinical experts in Parliament House, Canberra.
Research has identified an increasingly strong casual link between repeated head injuries and CTE. There are several different populations at risk of CTE, including domestic and family violence survivors, war veterans and contact and other sports participants.
Dementia Australia, working with the Concussion and CTE Coalition, has submitted a joint Pre-Budget Submission calling for funding to deliver support and a campaign to raise awareness and provide education about protecting the young brains of Australian school children.
Both Wally and Robbie said to me that if people who have had head knocks and or concussion during their life start to see signs, like forgetfulness and losing concentration easily, please get checked out ASAP, as early diagnosis is crucial.