It is crucial that someone who is concerned they may be living with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) remains hopeful. Hear Dr. Robert Stern, Director of Clinical Research at the Boston University CTE Center, explain why CTE is not a death sentence, how those who are suffering can have hope that their symptoms can be treated, and why loved ones are so important in instilling that hope.
Hope and help are available and happening every day. Many symptoms of CTE are treatable, and there are resources to help you find support and live a full life.
If you are struggling to cope and would like some emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to connect with a trained counselor. It’s free, confidential, and available to everyone in the United States. You do not have to be suicidal to call.
Programs of Hope
Former NFL player and sportscaster Mike Adamle has been diagnosed with dementia and probable CTE. Mike and his wife Kim have launched The Mike Adamle Project: Rise Above as a CLF program to provide patients living with symptoms of CTE, and their families, with tools, resources, a supportive community, and most importantly, with hope. Learn more here.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti has developed serious neuromotor issues and has been diagnosed with dementia, which his doctors believe is due to CTE. Nick and his wife Lynn have launched the Nick & Lynn Buoniconti CTE Research Fund to support Dr. Ann McKee's research on CTE and provide hope for the many future, current and former players who will benefit from effective treatments and eventually a cure. To learn more, click here.
We created our CTE Resources to support all those concerned that they or a loved one is dealing with symptoms that may be due to CTE. Stay tuned and make sure you're subscribed to our CTE Resources email list; there is much more to come.