Event Title

Breakout Session 3: Personal Experiences from Athletes and their Families - Eleanor Perfetto

Start Date

7-3-2014 1:40 PM

End Date

7-3-2014 2:50 PM

Description

Eleanor Perfetto, PhD, University of Maryland professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research of the School of Pharmacy, provides personal testimony about the effects of concussions on athletes and their families. Perfetto's husband, Ralph Wenzel, played seven seasons as a guard in the National Football League (NFL) before developing dementia as a result of repeated head trauma. When Wenzel died in 2012 of complications related to his sports-induced dementia, physicians determined his brain had shrunk to the size of a 1-year-old's brain.

 
Mar 7th, 1:40 PM Mar 7th, 2:50 PM

Breakout Session 3: Personal Experiences from Athletes and their Families - Eleanor Perfetto

Eleanor Perfetto, PhD, University of Maryland professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research of the School of Pharmacy, provides personal testimony about the effects of concussions on athletes and their families. Perfetto's husband, Ralph Wenzel, played seven seasons as a guard in the National Football League (NFL) before developing dementia as a result of repeated head trauma. When Wenzel died in 2012 of complications related to his sports-induced dementia, physicians determined his brain had shrunk to the size of a 1-year-old's brain.