© Mary Seau Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Foundation 2019

Mary Seau CTE Foundation is a Registered 501(c)(3) Organization

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes involved in contact sports, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma. Brain trauma can cause a build-up of an abnormal type of a protein called tau, which slowly kills brain cells. Once started, these changes in the brain appear to continue to progress even after exposure to brain trauma has ended. Possible symptoms include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, paranoia, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and eventually progressive dementia. Symptoms can begin to appear months, years, or even decades after trauma has ended. Currently, CTE can only be diagnosed after death by brain tissue analysis.

What is CTE?

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging the brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.

  • Foggy thinking

  • Confusion, disorientation, or feeling in a daze

  • Memory issues or loss

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Headaches

  • Dizziness or loss of balance

  • Fatigue or drowsiness

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Nausea with or without vomiting

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Trouble speaking

  • Convulsions or seizures

  • Dilation of one or both pupils

Symptoms of a Concussion

We are raising funds for research to find the best solution to slowdown Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

All proceeds will go to the Early CTE Program, led by Dr. Ann McKee at the Boston University Research Institute