Football: The Number of UK Footballers With Dementia
A list of over 130 former UK footballers who suffered from dementia
Wider Concerns with the Health of Former Footballers
The cases listed below are not dementia. However, they do raise broader concerns over whether 'heading a football' can cause other illnesses such as Parkinson's disease. This is an illness that affects the brain and how the body is controlled. Head injury can increase the risk for developing Parkinson's disease. Also, head traumas have been studied for their relationship with brain tumours.