Are Old Head Injuries Fogging Your Brain?

Are Old Head Injuries Fogging Your Brain?

John Walsh, the 69-year-old longtime host of America’s Most Wanted and, this year, of The Hunt on CNN, has also been for decades a serious semipro polo player. And it was when those two worlds collided that Walsh, who estimates he has broken about 40 bones along with suffering several concussions while playing polo, began to pay attention to his brain.

“After the show [The Hunt] was launched, I noticed I was having a little bit of trouble memorizing the big scripts,” says Walsh, who is also a national spokesman for Greatcall, a medical alert service. “I’ve had two skull fractures, two broken noses, six concussions — I used to be able to memorize those scripts in an hour. But I’d get confused, and my short-term memory wasn’t so great.”

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